Theory/Opinion Challenge and The Three Ethical Perspectives

The three ethical perspectives (relativism, emotivism, and ethical egoism), and in Chapter 2, examples of how to applyethical theories and perspectives to various concrete issues.

Prepare and post a response to the following prompt:

·         Define and contrast the three ethical perspectives.

·         How do the perspectivesdiffer from the ethical theories?

·         What does each ethical perspective tell us about morality and virtue?

Think of an issue that has occurred in your community during the past year. This may be a public issue that has generated interest in the press, or it may be something that has come up in your child’s school, in your church, in a social club you belong to, or in your neighborhood. Describe the issue, and then analyze the issue from the viewpoint of one of the ethical perspectives. Apply the perspective to the issue in the same way that the author applies the theories and perspectives to the issues in the text.

Your initial post should be at least 250 wordsin length. Support your claims with examples from the required resources and/or other scholarly sources, and properly cite any references in APA style.

The Ethical Perspectivesare:

Relativism

Emotivism

Ethical egoism

The information for the perspectives can be found in the attached file Ethical Perspectives

The Ethical Theoriesare:

Utilitarianism

Deontology

Virtue Ethics

The information for these theories can be found in the attached file Ethical Theories

For the Chapter 2 examples please see the attached file (examples of how to apply ethical theories and perspectives)

 

 

The Three Ethical Perspectives

How to construct an ethical argument. Prepare and post a response to the following prompt:

·  Identify the basic themes, topics, and concepts that make up thediscipline of ethics. Explain the themes or ideas that unite the different ethical theories.

 

·  Describe how you might apply one of the ethical theories orperspectives to one of the following social issues:

oLimiting smoking in public places, such as public buildings, restaurants, or city parks

oMunicipal governments using public funds to build stadiums for professional sports teams

oRequiring a private landowner to provide habitat for endangered species on their properties

In an effort to present a balanced discussion, describe an alternative perspective to the issue you have addressed.

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required resources and/or other scholarly sources, and properly cite any references in APA style

The attached file Ethical Perspectives and attached file Ethical Theories can be used for both post

 

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SOC 120 Week 2 Discussion 1- Theory or Opinion

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