ETHC445 Week 1 Ethics Paper Latest 2017 MarchAssignmentsConsider the ethical dilemma given below. Write an ethics paper about it, including all the following information and analysis:Solve the dilemma using any twoof 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 spelling checked.The Dilemma will be your choice from either of the two following:Choice 1: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).Choice 2: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.We recommend you wait until at least Thursday to begin working on this assignment so you can include the information we are learning in the threads and in our readings in your thought processes. Write your answer and save it in a Word document, entitled, “YourLastnameEthicsWeek1.docx.”e.g. Julius Caesar would turn in a document named “CaesarEthicsWeek1.docx”ETHC445 Week 2 Ethics Paper 2017 MarchAssignmentsChoose one ethical dilemma from each groupGroup A:A newspaper columnist signs a contract with a newspaper chain. Several months later she is offered a position with another newspaper chain at a higher salary. Because she would prefer making more money, she notifies the first chain that she is breaking her contract. The courts will decide the legality of her action. But what of the morality? Did the columnist behave ethically?An airline pilot goes for his regular medical checkup. The doctor discovers that he has developed a heart murmur. The pilot only has a month to go before he is eligible for retirement. The doctor know this and wonders whether, under these unusual circumstances, she is justified in withholding the information about the pilot’s condition.Group B:An office worker had a record of frequent absence. He used all his vacation and sick leave days and frequently requested additional leave without pay. His supervisor and co-workers expressed great frustration because his absenteeism caused bottlenecks in paperwork, created low morale in the office, and required others to do his work in addition to their own. On the other hand, he felt he was entitled to take his earned time and additional time off without pay. Was he right?Rhonda enjoys socializing with fellow employees at work, but their discussion usually consists of gossiping about other people, including several of her friends. At first Rhonda feels uncomfortable talking in this way about people she is close to, but then she decided it does no real harm and she feels no remorse for joining in.Please wait until at least Thursday to begin working on this assignment so you can include the information we are learning in the threads and in our readings in your thought processes.Parameters for writing this paper:Answer the questions raised in the problems above. You will have two separate sections to your paper, one on each separate question in your chosen group. You do not have to write an “English class” style paper this week. Answer each problem separately.While writing your answers, incorporate the ideas of “good vs. evil,” “wrong vs. right,” and “ought/should be vs. what is.”Explain in your answer to each problem how Augustine and Aquinas would have solved the problem based on what we learned about each here in the materials and course, and if they differ, why?Your two sets of answers should be about two pages, double spaced.Write your answer and save it in a Worddocument, entitled “YourLastnameEthicsWeek2.docx.”For example, Christopher Columbus would turn in a document named “ColumbusEthicsWeek2.docx.”ETHC445 Week 3 Ethics Paper 2017 MarchAssignmentsConsider these three problems. In writing a paper about all three of them individually, identify the consequences of the actions taken, and then determine whether the actions taken represented a greater good, who would benefit from the good, and whether the consequences ethically justify the decisions and actions.The Mayor of a large city was given a free membership in an exclusive golf club by people who have received several city contracts. He also accepted gifts from organizations that have not done business with the City but might in the future. The gifts ranged from $200 tickets to professional sports events to designer watches and jewelry.A college instructor is pursuing her doctorate in night school. To gain extra time for her own studies, she gives her students the same lectures, the same assignments, and the same examinations semester after semester without the slightest effort to improve them.Todd and Edna have been married for three years. They have had serious personal problems. Edna is a heavy drinker, and Todd cannot keep a job. Also, they have bickered and fought constantly since their marriage. Deciding that the way to overcome their problems is to have a child, they stop practicing birth control, and Edna becomes pregnant.Using what you have learned from our discussions and readings up to this week, write an answer to all three parts. How would Locke have addressed or solved the problem? Explain how his ethics and the answer he may have given are different or the same as yours.Be sure to complete your readings before beginning this assignment. The paper length should be about two pages double spaced. Write your answer and save it in a Word document, entitled, “YourLastnameEthicsWeek3.docx.”We recommend you wait until at least Thursday to begin working on this assignment so you can include the information we are learning in the threads and in our readings in your thought processes. Write your answer and save it in a Word document, entitled, “YourLastnameEthicsWeek1.docx.”For example, Sir Isaac Newton would turn in a document named “NewtonEthicsWeek3.docx.ETHC445 Week 4 Ethics Paper 2017 MarchAssignmentsUsing web based research, find an environmental-based ethical dilemma from the past five years online. (You can use a news story, an internet article, a law case, or anything from a governmental database for this assignment.) Then, using this story as a foundation for your dilemma:Create a 2-4 paragraph “dilemma” similar to the other dilemmas you have been solving throughout this term.Solve the dilemma using Kant’s ethics (Categorical Imperative).Solve the dilemma using any other method we have discussed to date (with which you agree.)State which resolution (Kant’s or the other one you chose) you prefer and why.(It is possible that one or more of these dilemmas you write may become future exam questions for this course, so keep that in mind while you write the dilemma.)This assignment should be about two typed pages, double-spaced. You MUST provide the source of the dilemma, and thus this paper will require at least one “reference.” Use APA format in citing the source, and let me know if you have questions on how to do that.Write your answer and save it in a Word document, entitled, “YourLastnameEthicsWeek4.docx.”e.g. Arnold Schwarzenegger would turn in a document named “SchwarzeneggerEthicsWeek4.docx.”ETHC445 Week 5 Ethics Paper 2017 MarchAssignmentsThe “You Decide” tab to the left presents a difficult and painful dilemma to you in an imagined professional role. Go through the You Decide presentation, make the decision it calls for, and write your weekly paper to make your decision and explain, in the given format, your reasoning and justification for it.Your dilemma is that you have to make a painful medical decision and to explain, in writing, who benefits from what you decided, who gets denied a needed benefit, and why. The document is to be in the form of an official memorandum that will be kept for the record and could be potentially read by not only your Peer Review Committee, but also possibly those involved in charitable fundraising to support hospital development and others with financial interests in the choice made.You will see in the You Decide tab that there is time pressure in the simulated situation to make your decision, so remember that you would not have the luxury to dawdle in the decision-making process, and as the decision-maker, you would not have the luxury of consulting others. It all falls on YOU!Include in the document the utilitarian ethical philosophy of John Stuart Mill (from the lecture and audio for this week) and ONE OTHER ETHICAL PHILOSOPHER of your choice that we have studied to date, and use both of those philosophies to bolster your decision. This paper will be at least two double spaced pages but limited to three pages. Remember both professional written form and potential audience, as well as tone when writing this sensitive paper.You may want to wait until at least Thursday to begin working on this assignment so you can include the information we are learning in the threads and in our readings in your thought processes.Write your answer and save it in a Word document, entitled,”YourLastnameEthicsWeek5.docx.”For example, Dr. Christian Barnard, who performed the first heart transplant surgery, would turn in a document named “BarnardEthicsWeek5.docx.”This problem may take more than a few paragraphs to answer. I would think that about two pages should cover this. You may include a reference to up to two outside sources, if properly documented. Outside sources are NOT required.
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