Topics Worth Investigating

  1. Compare Ohiyesa's characterization of strict self-denial in the development of youth with Bentham's critique of asceticism as discussed in Part IV of this text.

  2. Explain how the customs of the Sioux relate to a duty ethics. In the reading, what aspects of the Sioux culture are not reducible to a duty ethics?

  3. Compare Ohiyesa's description of bravery and courage to the account argued by Socrates in the Protagoras.

  4. Discuss whether a clear distinction between folkways, mores, and ethics can be made in the case of this reading.