For your Unit 5 Complete assignment, write a narrative essay (minimum 1500 words) in which you address and discuss the questions and statements listed below. Use at least four scholarly sources and remember to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the READ and ATTEND sections in your essay. Cite your sources in APA format.
- According to Aristotle, what is the relationship between leading an ethical life and being happy or “flourishing”? Provide a specific example of such a relationship.
- Describe the role that practical wisdom plays in character.
- What is Aristotle’s theory of the “Golden Mean”? Provide an example of a situation that follows that principle and one that violates it.
- In 1997, a civil court awarded $25 million in punitive damages for the wrongful deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. The Goldman family was also awarded $8.5 million in compensatory damages. Punitive damages are designed to account for the reprehensibility of the act, while compensatory damages are designed to compensate for a loss.
Is it right or wrong to assign a monetary value to human life? How should society calculate compensatory and punitive damages in wrongful death cases?