Complete the Ethical Theories Comparison Chart:
Over the course of thousands of years, various theories have been offered to explain the best way to determine what is ethical. The search for “good” or correct actions and thoughts has provided several strong approaches that are actively used today. While all of the various ethical theories seek to lead one to being ethical, they differ on how this should be accomplished. Each approach has its own strengths and weaknesses. It is important to understand these differences when analyzing ethical decisions from various perspectives.
For this Assignment, you are to complete the chart for seven ethical theories (utilitarianism, ethical egoism, Kantianism, Divine Command Theory, Virtue Theory, and two other theories determined by your instructor) based on the following criteria:
· How is “good” determined?: Explain in one or two sentences what the theory argues is the correct way to determine what is right. This is the main argument of the theory in a nutshell.
· Most Noted Philosopher(s): Name the philosopher or philosophers most closely associated with the theory.
· Major Strengths: Using phrases or sentences, list at least two major strengths that is specific to that theory.
· Major Weaknesses: Using phrases or sentences, list at least two major weaknesses that is specific to that theory.
You may format the chart any way you wish to include all of the required elements. Click on link below.
Bioethics Position Paragraph
Your task is to write a paragraph (maximum length of one page double spaced) that analyzes one specific bioethical issue. You choose which bioethical issue to write about; in this assignment, reflect deeply on a topic that matters to you. If you need help selecting a topic, consult with your instructor.
You should write about a bioethical issue that strikes you as interesting, important, and relevant. For example, if, when reading the assigned chapter in the text, you recalled a personal situation involving bioethics that you thought was unethical, you might write a position paragraph about how that situation relates to your reading. The point of the assignment is for you to reflect deeply on one concept and its relevance to your own life. If you find it difficult to select a topic to write about or have any questions about how your paper should be organized, please consult your instructor.
· You must apply at least one ethical theory to support your position and explain how a different theory compares when applied to this issue.
· You must also show how your position supported by ethical theory is stronger than another position supported by another theory.
It is not enough to name a theory; you must explain the theory and demonstrate how your position reflects the logic and reasoning of that theory.
Remember that theory is the “why” behind your beliefs.