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Ethics Discussion Questions

Linda Pastan
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Choose a painting by Rembrandt or another well-known artist and trace the path of its acquisitions, from studio to museum, private collector, or gallery, in as much detail as possible. What is its estimated worth today?

As a student "feeling clever," Pastan posed the question, "why not let the woman decide herself?" in response to the question of whether an elderly woman or a Rembrandt painting should be saved in a museum fire. Render the old woman's decision-making in the form of a dramatic monologue, poem, short story, or song.

Hold a debate using the question posed by the teacher in "Ethics" ("If there were a fire in a museum / which would you save, a Rembrandt painting / or an old woman who hadn't many / years left anyhow?"). Prepare by becoming acquainted with several moral philosophies of famous philosophers, such as Plato, John Locke, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Thomas...

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