In a 1,500-2,000-word essay, synthesize your learning from the course with the aim of determining an appropriate ethical position and moral practice regarding an ethical dilemma.
Your essay must include the feedback from your instructor from Topic 1 and your Peer Review feedback from Topic 6. The feedback should be incorporated into your revisions.
- Begin with a discussion of ethical theory, including: (a) the definition and explanation of ethical theory, (b) the importance of metaethics for determining moral judgments, (c) how ethical thinking results in practical, moral action, and (d) how this applies to your personal life.
- Describe the primary ethical theory (or theories) and particular worldview elements utilized in reaching your ethical position on the ethical dilemma selected.
- Explain how a Christian worldview clarifies and interprets the ethical issue and contributes to the decision-making process (whether or not you share this worldview). Identify primary teachings, principles, and/or priorities of a distinctly Christian perspective that is brought to bear on the issue.
- Compare and contrast this Christian perspective with at least one alternative worldview.
- Provide a concrete illustration of how your ethical position on this issue will be put into practice within one or more specific life contexts.
Include three or more scholarly resources, which may include your textbooks and articles from class, as well as additional scholarly articles.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.
1. Beyond Bumper Sticker Ethics
Read Chapter 13 in Beyond Bumper Sticker Ethics
1. How has Philosophical Applied Ethics Progressed in the Past Fifty Years?
Read “How has Philosophical Applied Ethics Progressed in the Past Fifty Years?" by Steinbock from Metaphilosophy (2013).
2. Virtue Theory and Applied Ethics
Read “Virtue Theory and Applied Ethics” by Van Zyl from South African Journal of Philosophy (2002).
3. What Are Applied Ethics?
Read "What Are Applied Ethics?" by Allhoff from Science & Engineering Ethics (2011).