SOC120: (Theory, Evidence, Belief, and Bias) and (Three Classical Ethical Theories)

Discussion 1

 

Theory, Evidence, Belief, and Bias

The purpose of this discussion is to contrast theories, evidence, beliefs, and biases. Prepare and post a response to the following questions.

Using concepts from the assigned readings, define what a theory is. Describe how you can know if a theory is valid. Offer one example of how a personal belief may differ from a theory. Note: Do not use the same example that one of your classmates has used in a previous post. Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required resources and/or other scholarly sources, and properly cite any references.

 

 

Discussion 2

 

Three Classical Ethical Theories

The purpose of this discussion is to help you investigate the ethical theories of Western philosophical thought. Prepare and post a response to the following prompt:

Identify and define each of the three dominant ethical theories in Western philosophy. Describe a situation that you have faced recently that presented an ethical dilemma. How would you evaluate your actions in this situation to determine whether or not they were good or virtuous?

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required resources and/or other scholarly sources, and properly cite any references in APA style as outlined in the  Ashford Writing Center .

 

 

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