Philosophy – Ethics

Teacher note: In lieu of this weeks class you will complete an essay exam based on last weeks lectures and class discussions. Answer all three of the questions below. (Do NOT retype the question on your paper.) Simply type your answer corresponding to questions 1, 2, 3. Each essay must be one full typed page each, double-spaced in Times New Roman, size 12 font. Be sure to label your paper with your name, the date and course section number ALL on the first top line. You will be PENALIZED for using more than one line for this data.)  Please number your pages.

*** A PDF of the lecture notes has been attached.

1) Identify three ways in which post-modern Americans harm themselves in non-physical ways according to the Buddhist tradition.

 2) Compare and contrast the 10 moral tenants of Hinduism with the Ten Commandments from the Judeo-Christian Tradition.

 3) Compare and contrast the “Life in Community” concept of African Traditional Religions with “Individualism” as a top American value.