Your answers to each of these questions should be at least one paragraph (6-7 sentences) long, and it should show some thoughtful consideration regarding the matters raised in the questions. Your total set of answers to these questions needs to be at least 200 words. Also, when you reply to these questions, be sure to insert the letter for each question next to your answer corresponding to that question.
You will also need to reply to at least two students. When you reply to another student, you do not need to reply to that student’s answers to every single question for this week. You can just pick their reply to one question and reply to their answer to that question. Your replies to other students should be at least 100 words long each.
A. Using the Internet, find a definition of active euthanasia and then explain what active euthanasia is in your own words. After describing active euthanasia, use what you learned about natural law theory this week to describe what a natural law theorist would say about the ethics of active euthanasia. Last, do you agree with what a natural law theorist would say about active euthanasia – why or why not?
B. We looked this week at The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. One of the rights that it mentions is the right not to be tortured. Do you think that this is a right that all people have? Consider this issue within the context of war. Suppose that a group, such as the United States, captures a terrorist, but this terrorist will not give information about future terrorist attacks on America. Would it be ethical to torture this individual in order to try to obtain this information? Why or why not?
C. One of the things that we will be doing each week is discussing some cases from our text Thinking Critically About Ethical Issues. Look at Case 5 on pages 93-94. After looking at this case, answer this question about it. How would a natural law theorist reason about this case?
D. One of the things that we will be doing each week is discussing some cases from our text Thinking Critically About Ethical Issues. Look at Case 25 on page 97. After looking at this case, answer this question about it. Are anyone’s rights violated in this case?
For this module, you are required to complete a Written Case Analysis (200 words). Please read Thinking Critically About Ethical Issues, Case 4, p. 172. Identify the moral issue(s) and the parties involved; identify what rights are at stake.