First: Explain why character matters in our modern world.

Directions: Please answer three of the four following essay questions using any class notes, reading materials, or class discussion information. You MUST answer questions #1 and #2. You can choose between question #3 or question #4.

You must demonstrate to me that you understand the material we discuss in class.

Please finish before Monday, October 15th, 9 am.

Reminder:This is a course on ethical behavior. You have 3.5 hours to complete your test. You ARE NOT obligated to finish your test in one sitting.

  • Question #1 (REQUIRED): Please answer the following two questions using the  article “Moral Character.”
  • First: Explain why character matters in our modern world.
  • Second: Using your understanding of Greek moral thought, explain why virtue is so important.
  • Question #2 (REQUIRED): Explain how the theorists after the Greeks viewed moral character. Pick two philosophers.

Pick ONE of the two questions below to answer.

  • Question #3:
    • A: State Noam Chomsky’s position or concern in his article, “What Makes Mainstream Mainstream.”
    • B: If you agree with his basic position, state why you support his thesis. If you disagree with his thesis, explain why.
  • Question #4: How does character and virtue come into play when encountering propaganda, censorship, and dishonesty in our daily life?