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Indiana Wesleyan University Capital Punishment Discussion

Instructions

  1. Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
  2. Read pages 247-269 in Moral Choices, a chapter discussing the ethical issues relating to capital punishment (execution of criminals).
  3. Respond to the following questions:
    1. How might a person holding a Kantian ethical philosophy view of capital punishment? (Again, remember that two people holding Kantian ethics might reach two different opinions on this question.)
    2. Based on your current ethical reasoning, how do you view the morality of capital punishment? What is the rationale behind your position? How do your views (and the reasoning behind them) compare and contrast with a person holding Kantian ethics.
    3. How do we recognize the best ethical position on capital punishment?
  4. Your initial post is due by the end of the fourth day of the workshop.
  5. Read and respond to at least one of your classmates’ posts, as well as all instructor follow-up questions directed to you, by the end of the workshop.
  6. Your postings should also:
    1. Be well developed by providing clear answers with evidence of critical thinking.
    2. Add greater depth to the discussion by introducing new ideas.
    3. Provide clarification to classmates’ questions and insight into the discussion.
  7. You can also access the discussion forum by using the Activities button.