the article, write an APA-formatted paper of 4–5 pages that addresses the
1: Developing the Philosophical Thesis Statement
North Whitehead’s statement: “What is morality in any given time and place? It
is what the majority then and there happen to like and immorality is what they
dislike” is a very controversial statement. Think about this statement as you
consider the following questions as a guide to help your formulate a thesis
1 of the following questions to answer and develop your thesis statement:
Businesses can have ethical standards, but
businesses are not moral agents. Do you agree or disagree?
Is it true that the “bottom line” of
business is profit and profit alone?
In business, are there other less tangible
goals that are intrinsic to and just as important as making money?
In a business environment, why should
people be moral as individuals?
Why should a corporation or organization be
Could you apply the first formulation of
Kant’s categorical imperative to a business environment?
2: Developing the Essay
Identify your thesis statement (argument
claim) within the introduction of your paper.
Conduct research using library resources.
Outline your essay, considering
deontological ethics, teleological ethics, moral objectivism, and ethical
relativism in your argument.
Provide at least 3 valid reasons to support
Also, be sure to include the following in
your APA formatted essay:
Use of explanations of
philosophical concepts such as utilitarianism, categorical imperatives, process
philosophy, moral relativism, moral absolutism, ethical relativism, moral
objectivism, deontological ethics, or teleological ethics to structure your essay
and provide evidence to support your claims.
argument and reasons (claims) should be defended by philosophical concepts
supported by evidence, which is based on your research. Please use the APA
library to begin your research.
morality and ethics from the perspective of Alfred North Whitehead’s process
philosophy and Immanuel Kant’s universal categorical imperative. After
conducting your research and writing your essay, could you conclude that
businesses can have ethical standards, despite the fact that businesses are not
moral agents? Why or why not? Please explain summing up your argument.
4: Review Checklist before submitting essay
1.Your essay should be
checked for proper use of grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
2.You may find that you
change your mind on the issue as you are writing your paper. That is fine, but
be sure to present your ultimate decision at the beginning of the paper, and
stick to it consistently throughout. This may require that you go back and change
paragraphs to support your changed thesis statement.
3.Your argument should be
clear, concise, and supported with logically valid claims and evidence followed
by APA in-text citations.
A reference page
documenting your sources should be included