DBR100 Boston College Case Study: Buying and Selling Body Parts

1. Discussion of the Case Study: Buying and Selling Body Parts found on page 19 of your text book. Please do a Utilitarian analysis of this case and not just an opinionated response. Use the principles found in the text book and apply it to this case.

By the end of Thursday submit a 1 page analysis of this case. By Sunday post two responses to your classmates. The purpose of the responses is not to say, “good job” or “I agree” but to give a critique of their logic. Find holes in the analysis of your classmates. Don’t be mean or disrespectful, but offer creative feedback. You will be graded on both your post and your responses so please put some thought into the analysis. A response only needs to be a paragraph long.

2. Use Singers principles in Doing the Most Good You Can Do and contrast it to Timmerman’s principles ofWhere am I Wearing. These authors are both Utilitarians but come at the problem of global poverty and labor from two entirely different set of principles.

Name and analyze both sets of principles and consider if they are compatible or contradictory.

Then, consider how could you maximize happiness within your field of work using the principles from both texts.

Use your moral imagination and consider the possibilities. This essay should be between 2 pages double spaced, 12 pt Times New Roman font, with 1 inch margins.

3. Use Singers principles in Doing the Most Good You Can Do and contrast it to Timmerman’s principles of Where am I Wearing. These authors are both Utilitarians but come at the problem of global poverty and labor from two entirely different set of principles. 1. Name and analyze both sets of principles and consider if they are compatible or contradictory. 2. Then, consider how could you maximize happiness within your field of work using the principles from both texts. Use your moral imagination and consider the possibilities.


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