Consider the ethical dilemma given below. Write an ethics paper about it, including all the following information and analysis:
- Solve the dilemma using any two 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 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.