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Considerations for genetic, adoption, substance abuse, behavioral health, and se

Considerations for genetic, adoption, substance abuse, behavioral health, and sexual information.
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Part A. Stories provide us with a rich understanding of people’s perspectives an

Part A. Stories provide us with a rich understanding of people’s perspectives and reasons for why they act the way they do, but how useful are they to resolving ethical dilemmas? Are narratives better than principles for determining whether actions are right and wrong and people praiseworthy or blameworthy?
In your response, be sure to explain one-way theorists use narratives to inform ethical reasoning (e.g. first-person narratives or meta-narratives and counter-stories.) Then, identify and assess one strength and one weakness of narrative approaches to ethics in comparison to principled approaches to ethics, like Utilitarianism or Kantian Deontology.
Part B. Debates concerning how we fund public education for children grades K-12 crop up frequently in political debates. On the one hand, there are those who advocate robust funding for public education. On the other hand, there are those who argue for a more highly privatized system of education. How might we use the idea of a social contract to resolve this debate?
In your response, be sure to focus on Rawls’ version of the social contract. First, provide a description of the original position and the veil of ignorance. Then, identify what policy recommendation we would adopt if reasoning from behind the veil of ignorance.
Finally, explain whether you agree or disagree with this conclusion. If you agree, identify one strength of original position reasoning that supports your view. If you disagree, identify one weakness of the original position reasoning that supports your view.
Instructions
Please label each answer A or B accordingly

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Required Resources Read/review the following resources for this activity: Textbo

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:
Textbook: Chapters 9, 10
Lesson
Minimum of 5 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook)
Instructions
First, return to your topic chosen in the week three assignment.
Answer this question: What are the personal and/or communal ethical factors that may be involved in determining the moral position of either side in that debate?
Next, articulate and then evaluate the ethical positions using Kantian ethics (that is, the categorical imperative) relative to the long standing debate (that is your topic chosen in the week three assignment).
Finally, create a complete annotated bibliography for 5 academic scholarly sources. You will annotate each source. The sources should be relevant to your topic chosen in the week three assignment.
Include the following:
Publication details
Annotation (a detailed reading of the source)
Each annotation section should include the following:
Summarize key points and identify key terms (using quotation marks, and citing a page in parentheses).
Describe the controversies or “problems” raised by the articles.
State whether you agree or disagree and give reasons.
Locate one or two quotations to be used in the final research project.
Evaluate the ways in which this article is important and has helped you focus your understanding.
Use the following as a model:
APA Reference
Mezirow, J. (2003). Transformative learning as discourse. Journal of Transformative Education, 1(1), 58-63.
Annotation Example
In this article, Mezirow (2003) makes a distinction between “instrumental” and “communicative” learning. “Instrumental learning” refers to those processes which measure and gauge learning, such as tests, grades, comments, quizzes, attendance records and the like. “Communicative learning,” on the other hand, refers to understanding created over time between individuals in what Mezirow calls “critical-dialectical-discourse,” (p. 59) which is a fancy way of saying, important conversation between 2 or more speakers. Another key idea Mezirow discusses is “transformative learning,” (p. 61) which changes the mind, the heart, the values and beliefs of people so that they may act better in the world. Mezirow argues that “hungry, desperate, homeless, sick, destitute, and intimidated people obviously cannot participate fully and freely in discourse” (p. 59). On the one hand, he is right: there are some people who cannot fully engage because their crisis is so long and deep, they are prevented. But, I don’t think Mezirow should make the blanket assumption that everyone in unfortunate circumstances is incapable of entering the discourse meaningfully. One thing is certain: if we gave as much attention to the non-instrumental forms of intelligence–like goodness, compassion, forgiveness, wonder, self-motivation, creativity, humor, love, and other non-measured forms of intelligence in our school curriculums, we’d see better people, actors in the world, and interested investigators than we currently have graduating high school.
Writing Requirements (APA format)
Length: 4-7 pages (not including title page or references page)
1-inch margins
Double spaced
12-point Times New Roman font
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1. Ayn Rand claimed that all altruistic acts were ultimately ‘suicidal’ and a re

1. Ayn Rand claimed that all altruistic acts were ultimately ‘suicidal’ and a result of a lack of respect for individuals.
According to Kantian Deontology, however, altruistic acts are sometimes the right thing to do.
How does Kant stand up to Rand’s criticism that any recommendation of altruism results from a lack of respect for individuals?
Is Rand correct in saying that because Kant would say (for example) that we should always tell the truth, even when doing so might hurt us and benefit someone else, that he therefore undermines our self-respect?

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Reading: white privilege, Black rights Naomi Zach 1. How does Zach contrast the

Reading: white privilege, Black rights
Naomi Zach
1. How does Zach contrast the problems of implicit racism and more overt violations of human rights?
2. How does Zach explain the need for criticism of police violence directed against young black men?
3. What does Zach mean when she suggests that the issue of unpunished killings of black youth is a

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Reading: white privilege, Black rights Naomi Zach 1. How does Zach contrast the

Reading: white privilege, Black rights
Naomi Zach
1. How does Zach contrast the problems of implicit racism and more overt violations of human rights?
2. How does Zach explain the need for criticism of police violence directed against young black men?
3. What does Zach mean when she suggests that the issue of unpunished killings of black youth is a

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The Fundamentals of Ethics, Oxford University Press, Current Ed., Russ Shafer-La

The Fundamentals of Ethics, Oxford University Press, Current Ed., Russ Shafer-Landau Chapter 18. You will respond, in any way you see fit, to the weekly readings. These responses should be approximately one page long (12 point font, double space). It’s fine if they are a little short or a little long. A list of the readings can be found in the syllabus and on the discussion boards. You can choose to write about anything related to the readings, e.g., something you found interesting, confusing, infuriating., I am simply looking for you to engage with the readings in some fashion.

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The Fundamentals of Ethics, Oxford University Press, Current Ed., Russ Shafer-La

The Fundamentals of Ethics, Oxford University Press, Current Ed., Russ Shafer-Landau Chapter 21. You will respond, in any way you see fit, to the weekly readings. These responses should be approximately one page long (12 point font, double space). It’s fine if they are a little short or a little long. A list of the readings can be found in the syllabus and on the discussion boards. You can choose to write about anything related to the readings, e.g., something you found interesting, confusing, infuriating., I am simply looking for you to engage with the readings in some fashion.

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The Fundamentals of Ethics, Oxford University Press, Current Ed., Russ Shafer-La

The Fundamentals of Ethics, Oxford University Press, Current Ed., Russ Shafer-Landau Chapter 7 You will respond, in any way you see fit, to the weekly readings. These responses should be approximately one page long (12 point font, double space). It’s fine if they are a little short or a little long. A list of the readings can be found in the syllabus and on the discussion boards. You can choose to write about anything related to the readings, e.g., something you found interesting, confusing, infuriating., I am simply looking for you to engage with the readings in some fashion.

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The Fundamentals of Ethics, Oxford University Press, Current Ed., Russ Shafer-La

The Fundamentals of Ethics, Oxford University Press, Current Ed., Russ Shafer-Landau Chapter 12. You will respond, in any way you see fit, to the weekly readings. These responses should be approximately one page long (12 point font, double space). It’s fine if they are a little short or a little long. A list of the readings can be found in the syllabus and on the discussion boards. You can choose to write about anything related to the readings, e.g., something you found interesting, confusing, infuriating., I am simply looking for you to engage with the readings in some fashion.