Philosophy question and answers


I need too paragraph and there is difreant instrcsher for each paragraph. -paragraph (1) I want to highlight that one of our goals in this class is to appreciate different perspectives on ethical theories. One way we can do this is to reflect on ways of thinking that might keep us biased or closed minded.Watch Chimamanda Adichie talk about &quotthe danger of the single story&quot at: http://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story.html1. In your words, what does it mean to say that someone might have a &quotsingle story&quot about a culture, nation, person, ethical view, religion, etc.?2. What is the danger of having a single story of someone?3. Name one or two groups of people, culture, nation, religion, etc. in which you may have a single story about them. Importantly, name an ETHICAL VIEW that you may have a single story about.4. How might someone have a single story about you? Share an experience that defies this single story.paragraph (2) Go to http://www.philosophyexperiments.com/ and take the interactive experiment called &quotShould you kill the fat man?&quotWrite a post (at least a paragraph long) about your results and your reactions to the experiment. Do the results indicate that you are consistent or inconsistent in your ethical intuitions? If the exercise said you were inconsistent, then tell us why? Do you think there is a good reason for being inconsistent in this way? Why?

Philosophyquestion and answers

1.In your words, what does it mean to say that someone might have a&quotsingle story&quot about a culture, nation, person, ethicalview, religion, etc.?

Itmeans, a person has a one sided view about a particular culture orreligion. For instance, some individuals might be convinced that allMuslims are terrorists. Or, as told in that TED talk, all Americanstudents seemed to assume that Africans would be illiterate andcannot speak English.

2.What is the danger of having a single story of someone?

Itmakes those part of that “single story” less humane. Forinstance, thanks to the one sided view about Africa, the Americanstudents automatically assumed that the speaker deserves pity and notmuch else.

3.Name one or two groups of people, culture, nation, religion, etc. inwhich you may have a single story about them. Importantly, name anETHICAL VIEW that you may have a single story about.

Amishgroups are considered to be backward in every way, although they arejust as likely to be forward thinking as any other groups. People inAsian economies such as India are assumed to be poor, although someof the richest men in the world are from India.

4.How might someone have a single story about you? Share an experiencethat defies this single story.

Iam an American and people from other countries would automaticallyassume that I am well off and have no financial issues whatsoever.Little do they know the challenges that I have to endure each andevery day to make my life as comfortable as people assume it is.

Writea post (at least a paragraph long) about your results and yourreactions to the experiment. Do the results indicate that you areconsistent or inconsistent in your ethical intuitions? If theexercise said you were inconsistent, then tell us why? Do you thinkthere is a good reason for being inconsistent in this way? Why?

Theresults indicate that my consistency is 75 % which is less than theaverage of 78%. It goes on to say that morality is decided by a setof guidelines and it should be consistent. It is asking me to thinkabout my morality?

Ibelieve that there is a reason to the inconsistency. It is possibleto follow the same moral rules. It is similar to jumping a signalwhile driving. If there is a man’s life at stake we sure cannot letour ‘road rules following’ moral to stop when we see a red light.Assuming that the streets look clear enough, it would be justified tojump a red signal. Depending on the situation, the right thing,rather than the moral guidelines, has to be done.