Unit VII AssignmentUnit VII
Hands-on Ethics Essay
Demonstrate your mastery of the lessons covered in this course by completing a hands-on ethics essay. Make sure, when discussing your position, to consider weaknesses carefully, as we have made a point to do throughout the course. Should we help others in the world who are suffering from hunger and poverty? Complete this assignment to guide your answer. Directions–Complete your essay by addressing the following:
- In the introductory paragraph, briefly describe the problem of hunger and poverty in the world. In the same paragraph, answer the following question: should we help others who are suffering from hunger and poverty? State your answer to the question. Note: your answer is the thesis statement for your paper and must take a clear side.
- Identify and define the moral theories from Units I and II being used for your argument in at least one, separate body paragraph before your reasons why or premises.
- In at least three body paragraphs, provide at least three reasons why we should or should not help others suffering in the world. Note: your reasons why should apply the ideas of the moral theories defined in point 2 (i.e. we should help because it benefits the majority (result ethics or consequentialism), we should help because humans deserve help and it is the right thing to do (deontology), we should help because we are a global community (care ethics), etc.)
- Identify weaknesses in your argument in at least one body paragraph after your premises or reasons why. What are the weaknesses of the moral theory or theories when applied to this topic? Has evidence for both sides been fully considered?
- Review the points that support your answer in the conclusion paragraph.
Your completed essay must be a minimum of four pages. Title and reference pages do not count toward total page requirement.
You must use and cite at least two sources; one source should come from the CSU Online Library. To locate an appropriate CSU Online Library source, refer to this library research guide for Critical Thinking.