Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Leadership Studies

First Advisor

Dr. Marilie Coetsee

Second Advisor

Dr. Geoff Goddu

Third Advisor

Dr. Terry Price


Although we all want to do the right thing, doing so reliably is often extremely difficult because we do not always know what the right thing to do is. Personal biases undermine our ability to perceive information in a way that does not favor ourselves. Additionally, even without those biases we often do not have enough information to make adequately informed decisions . The solution to this problem is the Do Good App, an app which would assist people in making the correct decisions. Unlike humans, the Do Good app would not be biased and it would have easy access to limitless information. As a result, individuals who use the Do Good app would make more reliable decisions. While the app would have many benefits, there are also potential objections. First, there is the problem of which moral theory the app should rely on to make its recommendations. The three main first moral principles that I assume the app will allow users to use, and that I will focus on, are utilitarianism, Kantianism, and Virtue Ethics. The second set of objections concern whether each moral theory would support the use of the app. Although each moral theory may have objections to the app, I will argue that with adjustments there are versions of the app that each moral theory would support.