1. What does research on infants from deprived institutions suggest infants most need in order to develop normally? 2. Some years ago, a 2-year-old named Baby Jessica made news because….
What is your final assessment of the ethics of love theory?
Is this theory consistent with our experience of the moral life? According to this theory, are moral judgments possible? Can we have moral disagreements? Can we ever act immorally? 3. Is this theory workable? Does it help you make moral decisions in these situations?
a. Your beloved mother has a terminal illness, which causes her unimaginable pain, and she begs you to kill her.
b. You promise to buy your beloved spouse a car, but a half-dozen homeless people beg you to give them the money that you had set aside for the car.
c. You are a doctor who must decide which of one hundred patients should receive a life-saving organ transplant. You can choose only one, though you love all of them. Some are elderly; some, in great pain; some, very young; and some, Nobel laureates.
4. What is your final assessment of the ethics of love theory? Is it a good theory? Is it a better theory than traditional utilitarianism?