Consider the ethical dilemma given below.
Write an ethics paper about it, including all the following information and analysis:
- Solve the dilemma using
of the following Three Primary Schools of Ethics we discuss this week from our assigned reading.
(Ends based, Rules based, or Care based).
- Explain the similarities and differences in your two solutions to the same dilemma.
- State (and justify) whether you feel the two schools of ethics are worthy of use in “real life” dilemmas.
- Do you feel that Aristotle would have approved of either of your solutions? Why or why not?
Please note that your ethics papers this term will be a great
practice for you in doing the Final Exam. Your final exam is an essay
exam which will follow a very similar format to the homework
assignments…so please be sure to spend some time doing your readings
and applying them to your written assignments.
Your papers should be about two typed pages, double spaced.
Use the DeVry standard format for the paper (the title page and
citation pages do not count among the two pages). Please organize your
thoughts, use headings, and create readable documents with grammar and
The Dilemma will be your choice from either of the two following:
Over the past few decades, a sizable industry has arisen to serve
the demand for ready-made and even customized compositions and term
papers. Many students presumably believe there is nothing morally wrong
with the practice of buying one of these papers and turning it in to
fulfill a course requirement. Review what you read about plagiarism in
this chapter. Then write a several-paragraph explanation of its message
for a friend who doesn’t get it. (Be sure to follow the approach
explained in that section so you avoid committing plagiarism yourself).
A married couple, both addicted to drugs, are unable to care for
their infant daughter. She is taken from them by court order and placed
in a foster home. The years pass. She comes to regard her foster parents
as her real parents. They love her as they would their own daughter.
When the child is 9 years old, the natural parents, rehabilitated from
drugs, begin court action to regain custody. The case is decided in
their favor. The child is returned to them, against her will. Does
ethics support the law in this case? Discuss.