Ethical theories, Other Subject

Compare or Contrast two Ethical theories

Write a short (3-5 page) paper comparing and contrasting the theories of two of the following: Aristotle, Machiavelli, Kant, Locke, Mill (Utilitarianism) on one of the questions below (or another question of your choosing)

The point of the paper is to do a good job of explaining how each theory works, and to demonstrate an understanding of how they address certain issues, and can lead to different conclusions.

It is also a good idea, if you are comparing positions, to say what you think, in light of the conflict. Which side, or which elements of each, are most important? Be sure to write authoritatively-not as a first person editorial.

Be sure to reference any quotations by the author, and, if available the year or page number (This is complicated by the fact that we have been using online texts, mostly, but so long as you use a brief and consistent method, that's all that matters)

Use quotes from the authors to support your interpretation of his ideas-be sure to reference any quotes or paraphrases.

There should be no need to use secondary sources, but if you do, be sure to credit any paraphrases or quotes-as a rule only scholarly sources could be used for quotations-not wikipedia or similar resources)

How would two contrasting thinkers respond to the problem of Gyges-why should a person be morally good? (Hint-Aristotle and Kant?)

How would two contrasting thinkers respond to question of the role of self-interest in morality? (Hint: Kant and anyone?)

How would two contrasting thinkers respond to the question of human rights? (Hint: Mill or Locke and Kant)

How might two thinkers respond differently to claims about a specific moral issue, such as capital punishment or war?-note: this is not a question of LAW-but a question of what is right and wrong.

How might two thinkers disagree about the character traits that a person should have (Virtues), and what defines these traits?

Posted Date: 3/18/2013 4:01:08 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Ethical theories, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Ethical theories, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Ethical theories Discussions

Write discussion on Ethical theories
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions

Implementation of this standard- This standard became efficient July 1977. It was reaffirmed in 1983, 1988, and 1993. It applies to all Federal agencies, contractors of Federal


Punchout from Procurement Systems to WCBE and WCS MPE For instance, IBM's Commerce Integrator is a generic framework that enables WCBE and WCS MPE to hold business-to-business

I am reading in university where i get an reasearch topic on Human beings are responsible for environment degradation I am facing some problems in my assignment of Human beings are

Question 1: (a) List any ten rules for making good design. (b) Elaborate on any five of those. Give visual examples as appropriate to illustrate each rule and use written

Question 1 Explain the Conservative Reaction to the idea of Enlightenment Question 2 Explain Max Weber's early life Question 3 What is the difference between repressive

i want the big introduction to islam

I have 2 questions , they are in jpg form . I wonder how can I submit them> thanks

Problem 1 i. Define multicultural counselling ii. Explain the skills/competencies needed by counsellors when dealing with clients of different cultures. Problem 2