PHI: 208 Ethics and Moral Reasoning

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Assignment: Thesis Construction Choose one of the following issues and write a five paragraph essay in which you provide three reasons why the issue is ethically significant. The paragraphs of your essay should conform to the following guidelines: a) Paragraph 1: Provide a brief introduction to the issue. Your introduction must make clear to the reader exactly what issue you are choosing and what you take to be the boundaries of the issue. For example, if you were writing on criminal punishment, you would need to make clear whether you were considering only imprisonment and harsher penalties, or whether you were also considering penalties such as fines for speeding. (Note, you may not write on criminal punishment, this is just an example). The final sentence of your paragraph must be a thesis sentence which lists the three reasons you will put forward in your essay. b) Paragraphs 2,3, and 4: The first sentence of each paragraph must be a topic sentence that clearly states what reason you will be considering. The remainder of the paragraph should make clear why this is a reason for thinking the issue you have chosen is ethically significant. Each paragraph must contain at least four sentences. c) Paragraph 5: Conclude your essay by very briefly reviewing the three reasons you have discussed and why they show the issue is ethically significant. Your paragraph should contain a paraphrased restatement of the thesis. Write about this topic: Ethics Concerning the Needy (Week Five) • Are those with more morally required to give aid to those with less? • Is it wrong to enjoy luxuries when others lack basic needs? • Should we regard all people as having equal worth and dignity? What does that imply about our obligations toward them when they are in need? • Are there ways of aiding the needy that are morally better than others? Do not attempt to answer all of these questions. Instead, use these questions as a springboard for the creation of your own concrete and clearly defined thesis statements. Write 400 to 700 words in length (Excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style. No plagiarism or copy and pasted work original only. If you need more help go to: Read Understanding Philosophy. Feminist Transformation of Moral Theory by: Virginia Held Also use references one you could use is this: Mosser, K. (2013). Understanding philosophy. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.

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