Moral Agency: Nature of Persons, Moral Character & Personhood


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At the center of the nature of persons debate is the question,

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1. Which of these philosophers believed autonomy was a prerequisite of personhood?

2. What is defined as the capacity to make moral decisions based on the perception of right and wrong?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Our specific goal with this quiz/worksheet is to help you learn what you already know about moral agency. Therefore, we're going to ask you about things like one's capacity to make moral decisions, examples of moral agency, and moral virtue.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Particularly, you'll be tested on:

  • The nature of persons debate
  • A philosopher who thought autonomy was a requirement of being a person
  • One's ability to make decisions based on right and wrong
  • The absence or presence of moral virtue
  • Examples of moral agency

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the nature of persons debate and interpret it correctly
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of moral virtue
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about moral agency

Additional Learning

Learn additional information about the concept of moral agency with the aid of our associated video lesson. This lesson is called Moral Agency: Nature of Persons, Moral Character & Personhood, and with it, you can learn about:

  • Autonomy
  • Moral agency and character
  • The center of the nature of persons debate
  • A key figure dealing with moral agency