Northern Virginia Community College Philosophy Questions

1. Explain the circular problem that is presented trying to understand every perspectives of medicine.

Include the importance and role of setting health standards (1 point)

Include who Foucault' argument against modern medicine (1 point)

Include the capabilities approach by Martha Nussbaum (1 point)

Include Socrates his argument against democracy and how it applies (1 point)

Explain why the circle is a problem (.5 point)

2. Do you believe the case of Henrietta lacks was ethical?

For full credit, you must

  • identify the ethical issue
    • Worth one point
  • Provide an argument in favor of Henrietta lacks' case being ethical
    • Ground this in a normative theory
    • Worth one point
  • Provide an argument in favor of Henrietta lacks' case being unethical
    • Ground this in a normative theory
    • Worth one point
  • Identify your argument
    • Your argument should illustrate which premise in the opposing position you disagree with and why
    • Worth 1 point
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    • 3. Do you believe the case of Henrietta lacks was ethical?For full credit, you must
      • identify the ethical issue
        • Worth one point
      • Provide an argument in favor of Henrietta lacks' case being ethical
        • Ground this in a normative theory
        • Worth one point
      • Provide an argument in favor of Henrietta lacks' case being unethical
        • Ground this in a normative theory
        • Worth one point
      • Identify your argument
        • Your argument should illustrate which premise in the opposing position you disagree with and why
        • Worth 1 point