Find an environmental-based ethical dilemma

Assignment Help Other Subject
Reference no: EM13743345

Assignments
Using web based research, find an environmental-based ethical dilemma from the past five years online. ?(You can use a news story, an internet article, a law case, or anything from a governmental database for this assignment.) ?Then, using this story as a foundation for your dilemma: 
1. Create a 2-4 paragraph "dilemma" similar to the other dilemmas you have been solving throughout this term.
2. Solve the dilemma using Kant's ethics (Categorical Imperative).
3. Solve the dilemma using any other method we have discussed to date (with which you agree.)
4. State which resolution (Kant's or the other one you chose) you prefer and why.

This assignment should be about two typed pages, double-spaced. You MUST provide the source of the dilemma, and thus this paper will require at least one "references." Use APA format in citing the source: Landmark Citation Machine.)

More Information about Kant to use in the paper:
The perplexities of life, compounding of difficult decisions, and dilemmas of ethics are difficult--true enough! So are thought processes. The Three Primary Schools all seek to bring order to ethical chaos by proposing a single criterion for making ethical decisions.
Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) proposed such a single criterion: the criterion of duty. Ethical duty can be profoundly demanding, but knowing one's duty can help one make progress.
Duty comes in two forms:?* Hypothetical duties are tied to purposes to be achieved and what is required to achieve them. Their form of language displays the purpose; for example, "If you want to be strong and healthy, you ought to exercise." You can choose strength along with a prior choice to exercise. The hypothetical word is if and the ethical connection is ought.?* Categorical duty is deontological in that it applies universally; that is, at all times and places and circumstances. It is a single criterion for moral action that always applies apart from all considerations--most especially one's own desires.
There is only one Categorical Imperative, but it is commonly expressed in two formulations.

FIRST FORMULATION?"Act only according to that maxim whereby you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law."
Applying this to ethical leadership: Don't make yourself an exception to a rule that you implicitly or explicitly expect others to follow.
SECOND FORMULATION?"Act in such a way that you treat humanity, whether in your own person or in the person of another, always at the same time as an end and never simply as a means."
Applying this to ethical leadership: Treat every person as an end and never as a means to an end. This formulation is a demand for respecting people and their rights 

Reference no: EM13743345

Previous Q& A

  Partial list of account balances

Question 1: Below is a partial list of account balances:

  Describe three structures found in plant cells

Describe three structures found in plant cells but not animal cells. Describe the function of each structure, and how each benefits plant cells but is not necessary for animal cells

  Electronic health records to have a consistent coding system

What are some important reasons other than Electronic Health Records to have a consistent coding system?

  Folklore and folklife plays a role in everybody''s life

Folklore and folklife plays a role in everybody's life. However, some people have an especially profound relationship with some kind of local culture and artful expression. Choose a person or persons as the subject/subjects of your study to discover ..

  Project related to executive presentation

The management team was so impressed with the report you submitted a couple of weeks ago, that they have asked you to prepare another report in the form of a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation which addresses additional questions they have about so..

  Buildings which may serve a functional purpose

Everyone has seen examples of buildings which may serve a functional purpose, but which are either aesthetically unpleasing or simply do not fit the surrounding environment. Such a building may be called an "eye sore," a "folly," a "boondoggle," or j..

  How is entropy affected by processes

How is entropy affected by processes? Research the topic Heat Death and discuss how it applies to processes. What is needed to prevent Heat Death or can it be prevented?

  Define a reflex and list the components of a reflex arc

Define a reflex and list the components of a reflex arc and Distinguish between myopia and hyperopia

  Having a written plan for the recruitment and selection

Having a written plan for the recruitment and selection of employees is imperative in any organization, especially health care, due to the many issues that could arise (e.g., legal, union, not meeting government regulations). For this assignment, you..

  The theoretical foundations of qualitative and quantitative

The theoretical foundations of qualitative and quantitative methods are very different, but many researchers believe both methods should be used in the research study to increase validity and reliability. What advantages or disadvantages do you see i..

Reviews

Write a Review

 

Similar Q& A

  Planning considertation-considerable organizational change

Outsourcing certainly is a planning considertation and can cause considerable organizational change. What factors help determine whether a company should outsource a technology?

  Describe two major international declarations

Describe two major international declarations which relate to the rights of all persons to live in an environment which is not harmful to humans. Describe the difference between sectoral and product pollution. In your response indicate how the 1982 C..

  Example of an element of culture

Give an example of an element of culture or society that has progressed, evolved, or improved over time, whether centuries or millennia. Is it possible to see religions progressing, evolving, or improving over time in a similar way?

  Politics to language with respect to communication

Depict how women in film/television, the public sphere, and/or popular culture portray leadership and or management skills. Is there a “politics to language” with respect to communication and leadership style/ability? Is there a (dis)connect with res..

  Psychological research the experiment is highly valued

In the world of psychological research the experiment is highly valued, as it is one of the key processes we can use to determine cause and effect.

  Policies at variance with the basic free trade philosophy

Drawing upon the new trade theory and Porter's theory of national competitive advantage, outline the case for government policies that would build national competitive advantage in biotechnology.

  Based in logical reasoning

Describe a belief that you would continue to believe even if solid logical evidence was supplied which demonstrated your belief could not possibly be true. Create a syllogism which “proves” that your belief is based in logical reasoning.

  What is meant by service marketing

What is meant by service marketing? What are the four characteristics of services marketing?

  Employees continue making choices that protects environment

What steps you can take to be sure your employees continue making choices that protects the environment?

  Health care professionals

Identify and describe three reasons there may be a physician shortage rather than a surplus in the United States. Identify and describe three factors that contribute to the nursing shortage in the United States.

  Concepts of prejudice-stereotyping and discrimination

Define and explain the concepts of prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination. Discuss the differences between subtle and blatant bias.

  Product-development strategies-diversification strategies

Think of a company that produces one product and sells it to one group of customers. Advise the entrepreneur on the many opportunities there are for growth --- opportunities for penetration strategies, market-development strategies, product-develo..

Free Assignment Quote

Assured A++ Grade

Get guaranteed satisfaction & time on delivery in every assignment order you paid with us! We ensure premium quality solution document along with free turntin report!

All rights reserved! Copyrights ©2019-2020 ExpertsMind IT Educational Pvt Ltd