Choose ONE to write an essay of 1000 words
Essay Prompt 1
Is it morally justifiable for governments to introduce rigid environmental policies to address climate change?
Essay Prompt 2
Is it ever morally excusable for a family member to decline to give financial assistance to a relative in emergency need even if they have the means to help them?
Essay Prompt 3
Is it morally justifiable for governments to impose corporal or psychological punishments as alternatives to imprisonment?
*All essay prompts can be answered by referring to the content of the first half of this course. Students should use at least ONE or the following moral theories in their essays:
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