University of Pittsburgh, Summer 1999

Philosophy 1380: Business Ethics

C.L. G13—Mondays, 6 p.m. to 8:55 p.m.

Ben Eggleston—

Reaction paper assignment no. 1

Frederick and Hoffman argue that certain investors ought to be able to make certain kinds of investments only by engaging the services of an expert (much as patients are able to buy certain kinds of drugs only by engaging the services of a doctor, who writes a prescription). Should Frederick and Hoffman’s proposal be put into effect?

Answer this question in a paper of 300–500 words. Make sure (1) that the point you want your paper to convey (i.e., your answer to the question) is clearly stated and (2) that you provide support for your answer with some reasons that show why your answer is the correct one. Be brief: your response should not exceed 500 words.