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In The Friends Adam Analysis
Extra Credit (Midterm Exam)
Jaspreet Singh

Question 2: In the Friends episode, Phoebe tries to prove the existence of altruism in three ways. Which one shouldn 't be on the list?

Selected Answer: She lets a bee sting her
Correct answer: She gives Joey her Concert tickets.

First of all, altruism points to the principle or practice of concern for others. According to our textbook, there are two major categories of altruism:
Extreme altruism: concern for interest of others while disregarding one’s interest.
Moderate altruism: it also known as ‘Golden Rule altruism’ or ‘reciprocal altruism’ in which taking others interests into account, while being considered for ones’ own interests as well.
I believe that Moderate altruism is most common
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Selected answer: He had been away for thirty years.
Correct answer: The father had given him up for the lost.

This story of prodigal son is so fascinating, that it makes us think that what we would have done if we were in that situation. This story is taken from the idea of parables, which is nothing but a story about our self and what we ought to do in that situation. These are didactic stories which illustrate lesson on principles and also considered as a purpose of teaching a moral and religious lessons. These types of stories have potential of being very demanding and hard to live up to.

Question 9: What does Kant mean by "the right to a person akin to a thing"?

Selected answer: a defense of the rights to own slaves.
Correct answer: an intermediate category of being a person, but without complete
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S. Mill, the only and liable reason for interfering into other people’s lives is if they do harm to others. This principle is very common and applied principle in many social and political settings. A supporter of many unacceptable issues in our society refers to this principle if they get into an argument of such nature. Drug legalization supporters often take shelter under this principle of J.S. Mill’s.

Question 15: There are three major reasons for choosing to believe in psychological egoism. Which shouldn 't be listed?

Selected answer: The theory serves as an excuse for not trying to do something for others.
Correct answer: The theory allows us to choose when to be selfish and when to consider the feelings of others.

Psychological egoism is a theory, in which one naturally acts for self-interest. According to our text, there are three major problems with psychological egoism:
Falsification is not possible: It always look into selfish motive and refuses to recognize any other kind of motive.
Doing what we want isn’t always selfish: A survival instinct, always takes over to defend your actions, in which we try to defend our actions by forceful

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