SAGE Journal Articles

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Article 1: Moehler, M. (2013) Contractarian ethics and Harsanyi’s two justifications of utilitarianism. Politics, Philosophy and Economics. 12(1), 24-47.

Questions to consider:

  1. Describe utilitarianism and the author’s perspective on it?
  2. Discuss the equiprobability model? What are it’s strengths? Areas for improvement?
  3. How does the Nash bargaining solution apply to this article?
  4. What do you believe about this model and it’s application to work?

Article 2: Bykov, A. (2016). Altruism: New perspectives of research on a classical theme in sociology of morality. Current Sociology. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/0011392116657861

Questions to consider:

  1. Discuss and define the term altruism as used in this article.
  2. Compare morality to altruism
  3. How does this article describe altruism as motivational?
  4. How have you seen altruism shown in colleague’s behavior? How does this article describe it?