purpose of this discussion is to help you understand how to construct an
ethical argument and how to compare ethical arguments to other types of
arguments, such as arguments based on political or economic theories. Prepare
and post a response to the following prompt:
- 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 social issues:
- Limiting smoking in public
places, such as public buildings, restaurants, or city parks
- Municipal governments using
public funds to build stadiums for professional sports teams
- Requiring a private landowner
to provide habitat for endangered species on their properties
What is your goal when you apply an ethical theme to a
specific real-world issue? Distinguish how applying an ethical theme to an
issue would differ from applying one of the following perspectives: economics,
politics, or religion. What themes might represent the alternative perspective
to the issue?
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims
with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly sources, and
properly cite any references.