ethical theories

WEEK FIVE ASSIGNMENT GUIDANCE Notes and Advice This paper is a demonstration of what you have learned about moral reasoning based on our examining of ethical theories and specific ethical issues. As such, you should focus your attention on carefully spelling out the reasoning that supports your conclusion, and relating that to the theories we have discussed in class. You are free to write on the same topic and question you wrote on in previous papers or choose a different topic and question. If you choose a different topic, you would benefit from going through the Week One Assignment exercises. For a list of acceptable topics to start with, see the options from the list of topics available in the online course. If you are still unsure of your topic or of how properly to focus it into a relevant ethical question, you are strongly encouraged to consult with your instructor. You are free to draw upon the work you did in previous papers, and reuse parts that you feel were strong, but you are not to simply recycle the previous papers. This paper should reflect the culmination of the development of your thoughts on this issue, and many of the requirements for the final paper cannot be satisfied by a heavily recycled paper. The consideration of an objection against your own view is a way of showing that your view has the support of good reasons and can answer its strongest objections. Therefore, aim at identifying and addressing the strongest opposing argument you can, bearing in mind that a good thesis should be able to respond to the best arguments for the other side. Thesis Statement The thesis statement is more than just a position statement of the sort you provided in the first assignment; rather, it states the position and the primary reasons in such a way that the reader should have a clear sense of how the reasons support the position, which is what will be spelled out and explained in the body of the paper. Please see the handout on thesis statements available in the online course. Checklist This checklist can help you ensure that you have completed all of the assignment instructions. PHI208: WEEK FIVE ASSIGNMENT GUIDANCE Make sure that you  Provide an introduction that starts with the question, describes the ethical problem (including the most relevant issues), summarizes your procedure in the paper, and concludes with your thesis statement.  Explain what you think is the best way to reason about this issue, and show as clearly and persuasively as you can how that reasoning supports your position.  Make reference to at least two of the approaches we have examined in the course.  Raise a relevant objection against your position that you can imagine being raised by someone holding a contrary position.  Provide a strong response to that objection that shows that your own view can withstand it.  Provide a conclusion that sums up what you showed in the paper and offers some final reflections, including a revised statement of the thesis.  Utilize at least one for each theory drawn from the list of acceptable primary sources for that theory (for a total of two).  Utilize at least two other resources from the required or recommended readings and media or scholarly sources found in the Ashford University Library.  Cite your sources within the text of your paper and on the resources page.  Include a title page and list of resources.  Proofread carefully for mechanical and grammatical errors.  Format the assignment in APA style.  Write between 1500 to 2000 words. Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment