Option 1. Do you identify more with Kant’s deontology or Bentham’s Utilitarianism from Chapter 5?  Is intention more important than consequences? Give an example of a difficult decision you made that you feel was the morally right decision. Was your decision based on intention, on consequences, or on a combination of both?

Option 2. Refer to Box 6.3 on page 254 in your textbook. Consider the idea that rationality creates good decisions. Identify a decision you made that could have used more reason (logic) to arrive at a good or moral decision or identify a decision that you made rationally that could have used more emotion.


Your initial post should be a minimum of 250 words and should adequately answer the following asked. You should then respond to two classmates by elaborating on something said, giving clarification, or asking a question. Each response post should be between 25-50 words.  Your initial post is worth 15 points, and each response post is worth 5 points. See the Syllabus for the grading criteria.

second question

. You may use your textbook or any other course content without citations. However, if you use info. from outside the course (online or print), please complete an MLA citation for each source used. Your chapter summary should be a minimum of 2 pages (MLA format).

In a journal format, answer or elaborate on the following:

1. Overview of Utilitarianism: In your own words, explain what you understand about utilitarianism. If someone asked you what you studied in this chapter, what could you tell that person? What is still confusing to you?

2. Overview of Kant’s Deontology: In your own words, explain what you understand about Kant’s ethical theories. If someone asked you what you studied in this chapter, what could you tell that person? What is still confusing to you?

3. Philosophers: Compare and contrast Immanuel Kant’s and Jeremy Bentham’s theories. What is the main difference between them? Are there any similarities?

4. Reflection: Which theory do you like more–one that focuses on consequences or one that focuses on intent? Which do you think makes for a more moral society?

5. Clarification: Is there any concept that just does not make sense to you or that needs clarification?



As a nursing leader you have been asked to assess the mission/vision statement of an organization. Choose a Mission/Vision statement and create a PowerPoint presentation identifying components of the chosen Mission/Vision statement that clearly drive patient care and components that are cloudy or ambiguous.

Provide alternate statements that clarify the Mission/Vision statement for quality healthcare delivery and ensure the Mission/Vision statement is disambiguous.



Look carefully at the quotation that appears above. Virtually every literary character in Moore, Dante, Homer, Virgil, Sophocles, Marlowe, and Shakespeare who we will read about together, cannot stay on a diet or steadfastly refuses to embark upon one in the first place. Select a temptation (in one of these texts) that threatens to irrevocably mess things up for our hero. What is the temptation? Why does the hero or storyteller give in (they always do)? Are the events depicted timeless or do we still see evidence of these occurrences today?

Select one of the texts and focus upon it and authors who write critically about it (and the author). There are a few ways to approach this study. Imagine yourself as a psychologist or a psychiatrist or a counselor. How would you ‘treat” the hero? Can he/she see that he/she is making mistakes? Does he or she have a mentor? Would others deal with these circumstances differently?


(7) Seven Full Pages

Times New Roman Font

MLA Stile

Double Space

Size Twelve

Use At Minimum (3) Three Hard Critical Sources

Quote From Your Sources

Use Electronic Sources

Work Cited Page

Use At Minimum (1) One Block Quotation

How to do Philosophy

How to do Philosophy

Bring comments and questions about “How to do Philosophy” to this discussion board. An original post is due on Wed. and two replies are due on Friday. Posts should be 200 words, though I’m not as particular about length as I am about engagement with the material. While I want to see that you are thinking about the material, don’t feel that you have to show mastery of it. Discussion beyond the basic requirements for full credit is highly encouraged. Do follow the discussion boards through the week. This is where we want to explore and work out questions and points you aren’t totally clear on. The more of a conversation we can have here, the better. Return to the board often through the week and watch for my occasional replies to student posts generally, not just your own. Here are some review questions form the chapter to get our conversation going:

  1. How does dialectic differ from debate?
  2. What is it for a claim to be true? How does this issue differ from that of determining whether a claim is true?
  3. Explain our everyday concept of truth in terms of correspondence.
  4. What is an argument? How do we evaluate arguments?
  5. What does it mean for the premises of an argument to support its conclusion, and what are the two standards of support?
  6. Explain the surprise principle and illustrate its use in evaluating an inference to the best explanation.
  7. What is a fallacy?


  1. Learn about a fallacy or two on The Fallacy Files(Links to an external site.) and report back.

financial information

financial information

The practice of reporting financial information as a function in today’s operation of a medical practice is particularly important due to intense demands for fiscal acuity. Therefore, it’s important to understand the difference between cash and accrual accounting.
What is the difference between cash-basis accounting and accrual accounting? Why select one and not the other? How does each method affect the financial statements?

  health and illness beliefs

  health and illness beliefs

discuss how health and illness beliefs can influence the assessment process, Include how belief structure might impact how a client responds to an assessment interview and how culture might influence physical findings.

 philosophy assignment

 philosophy assignment

Part a) read six passages, determine whether they contain an argument, an explanation, or a description. Explain your choice with direct reference to the meaning of the term you identify. Your answer should be sufficiently detailed to prove or demonstrate that your identification of the passages is correct

Part b) 
Using the tools for identifying parts of arguments in Units 1 and 2, analyze the arguments by bracketing and labelling the premises and conclusions in the passage. You must diagram the arguments using circled numbers, direction arrows, and brackets. You must also include a brief explanation of how you determined your diagram. Your explanation should be sufficiently detailed to prove or demonstrate that your identification of the argument is correct
Part c) 
Write one or two paragraphs (250–300 words) summarizing and analysing how the argument(s) in the follow passage are logically supported, drawing specifically on the methods demonstrated in Unit 2, Part 2. Specify the premises, conclusions, and how they relate to each other. Use indicator words to demonstrate relationships between the premises and the conclusion(s). Your summary should be sufficiently detailed so that someone who has not read the passage would have a clear and accurate understanding of the arguments you are summarizing.


Will provide passages and examples.


COSO framework of internal controls

The COSO framework of internal controls is practiced within companies around the world. The objectives of the COSO framework are closely related to its five components. For this week’s activity, please;

1.discuss these five components of the COSO framework. Be sure to include each components’ impact on each of the COSO framework objectives.

2.What do you feel an auditor would most be concerned with during an IT audit?

3. discuss suggestions for integrating COSO framework compliance into a company in which you are familiar.

Trader Joe’s case

Trader Joe’s case

The grading is based on the quality of your argumentation and writing

. Answer 4 questions

1.Use five forces framework to analyze the grocery market. How does these elements affect the profitability of the industry?

2.Value chain analysis: Identify the key activities that drive Trader Joe’s profitability. Explain the interrelationships among them.

3.Use Porter’s competitive/generic strategies to analyze Trader Joe’s, Kroger, and Whole Foods. What are the major functions (e.g., marketing, finance, etc.) behind these firms’ operations?

4.Any recommendation from you? Explain how your recommendation may affect the functional operations of Trader Joe’s.