Mother Teresa, Princess Diana, Gandhi… Were these people really altruistic or were they displaying the ethical theory of egoism? Well, Challenge #7 was to put one of them on trial and find out. The class was divided in 2- one for altruism and one for egoism. There was a lot of research involved and the teams didn’t complete the challenge in 1 class. Next week when they come back we will try Mother Teresa (night class’ choice) and Michael Jackson (day class’ choice).
Mother Teresa On Trial: Altruism or Egoism
- What is Altruism?
- What is Egoism
- Find a truly altruistic person
- Put them on trial
- Opening argument
- Direct examination
- Cross examination
- Closing argument
- Who is it? (add picture)
- What are they known for?
- What makes them virtuous and altruistic?
- What do people say about their altruistic ways?
- Prove their acts are altruistic
- Prove their acts are egoistic