The purpose of this discussion is to contrast theories, evidence, beliefs, and biases. Prepare and post a response to the following questions.
Using concepts from the assigned readings, define what a theory is. Describe how you can know if a theory is valid. Offer one example of how a personal belief may differ from a theory. Note: Do not use the same example that one of your classmates has used in a previous post.
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length.
A reference to a scholarly source such as our text is needed at the bottom of every discussion presentation, and a citation to the reference somewhere in the presentation.
If the citation is to our text, the citation should include chapter, section, and paragraph number to show the reader right where the information can be found, something like this: (Mosser, 2013, Ch. 1.6, para 4).
The purpose of this discussion is to help you investigate the ethical theories of Western philosophical thought. Prepare and post a response to the following prompt:
Identify and define each of the three dominant ethical theories in Western philosophy. Describe a situation that you have faced recently that presented an ethical dilemma. How would you evaluate your actions in this situation to determine whether or not they were good or virtuous?