1. David Hume argues that ethics is ultimately based on feelings. Would the Catholic tradition agree with this claim about the origins of ethics? How so?
2. What does utilitarian ethics suggest as the way to determine if an action is right or wrong? How?
3. We saw that Hobbes incorporates the golden rule into social contract ethics. What in the golden rule prompts John Stuart Mill to think that the golden rule is in the spirit of utilitarianism? How can I analyze the golden rule and utilitarianism to answer this question?
4. How would utilitarian ethics say you should think about voting in political elections? How does it differ from what ethical egoism says? How?