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Discussion Questions for Deontology and Utilitarianism:

1) It is time to reflect on your social change project. What are the most significant barriers you have encountered to date? How has your group worked together? What concepts we have discussed in class have been useful as you have crafted your initial proposal?

2) Based on Brady's survey, are you more deontological or utilitarian in your thinking? What does this imply about how you engage in ethical decision-making?

3) Think about the people you are closest to. Do you think they are more deontological or utilitarian in their thinking? Based on this, as well as what you know of your own 'ethical predisposition,' would you expect that you would be in general agreement regarding matters of ethics?

4) What is one question which has puzzled you regarding the Weiss text?

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