For your second paper, you must choose one of these three major historical normative theories: Virtue Ethics, Utilitarianism, or Kantianism. As you write, you should define the important concepts and arguments expressed by the theory, explaining how the theory views the moral life. You must then present a clear, practical situation that demonstrates how someone who advocates the theory would address a real-life ethical situation. Finally, present some reflections on whether you think the theory succeeds or fails as a coherent approach to the situation and to the moral life in general.
This assignment will also be graded in light of Critical Thinking goals established for the college. The key criteria you must meet for satisfying the critical thinking assignment rubric are 1) Identify the arguments and questions involved, 2) Interpret the sources you use, including quotations and paraphrases from the text 3) Consider, analyze and evaluate alternatives to the theoretical view you are examining, 4) Draw conclusions from your analysis, and 5) Present your results in a logical and organized fashion.
_____ Choose one of the following main topics: Virtue Ethics, Utilitarianism, or Kantianism
_____ Present the main viewpoints of key philosophers associated with the theory
_____ Include a discussion of the main terms and arguments
_____ Include a practical example or story to help explain the view you explore
_____ Present your own reflections on the adequacy of the theory for moral reasoning
_____ Include at least two quotes/references from the article(s) studied in your textbook
_____ Use Times New Roman, 12pt font and 1 inch margins