Define and contrast the three ethical perspectives. How do the perspectives differ from the ethical theories? What does each ethical perspective tell us about morality and virtue?
Think of an issue that has occurred in your community over the past year. This maybe something that has come up in your child`s school, in your church, in a social club you belong to, or in your neighborhood. Describe the issue, and then analyze the issue from the perspective of one of the ethical perspectives.
Identify the basic themes, topics and concepts that make up the discipline of ethics. What are the themes or ideas that unite the different ethical theories? What is it that ethics aims to explain?
Describe how you might apply an ethical theme to one of the following topics.
Limiting smoking in public places, such as public buildings, restaurants or city parks.