Acknowledged Authority, Law, and Convention
Students will research and identify the various appeals to generally acknowledged legitimate authority made on behalf of the opposing sides in the issue of redefining ADAP elegibility requirements, including appeals to law and federal and state regulations. Once identified, students will formulate answers to the following questions. Which appeals, if any, are appeals to moral or ethical authority? What role does convention, or conventional thinking play in such argumentation? Do any of these acknowledged authorities carry the weight of a universally accepted sense of value? If not, is it conceivable, or wise to approach the address of public health concerns in an ethically neutral manner? Students will present their answers to these questions in an online forum.