Ethical decision making and normative ethics

 ASSIGNMENT ONE (Already Done Needs revision and fluff to reach page count)

Making Biblically-Based Ethical Decisions

For each of the points below, conduct thorough research to answer each point below which can be easily researched by a simple internet search for articles and ebooks. No answer should be based on your opinion. Instead, all answers must be grounded in your research. Ten (10) points will be deducted for each point that is not discussed using research.

Minor Project 1 introduced you to different normative ethical theories. Minor project 2 focuses on understanding how to make ethical decisions using the ethical decision frameworks for the 3 categories of ethical theories in normative ethics. This project should be substantially different from minor project 1.

Write an introduction explaining the type and nature of ethical issues that occur in business include ethical issues faced by businesses operating in a global economy. The introduction should explain the purpose of your paper and not exceed 200 words.

Explain frameworks for analyzing ethical issues in business (How to make an ethical decision based on each of the four below). How would a person that views ethics following (This should be a substantial portion of your project):

Virtue perspective

Duty perspective

Consequential perspective

Christian perspective

(Do not write about subcategories)

Guiding principles are used to make ethical decisions. Explain what guiding principles Christians should follow.

How are these principle(s) deemed relevant to ethical decision-making?  

How are conflicts resolved according ethics theory? 

Does God ever require us to choose the “lesser of two evils?” [This is not about politics. Things to consider: what is meant by ‘evil,’ is evil, sin, and bad synonymous?

Provide examples** of major themes of the Bible that apply to particular issues regarding ethics in business.  

**For the final point, you are free to pick 2 or 3 examples from the bible and then explain based on your understanding of ethics. 

Conclusion

Write paper in APA format.

Cover page should have a “Running head:” and page number

Page 2 should be an abstract (An abstract is not an introduction. It should be written in your own words and explain the purpose of the paper). [Running head beginning on this page should change]

References should be formatted correctly following APA guidelines.

Use headings for each point following APA guidelines.

*Note: Brown University has a good article online that explains ethical frameworks from a secular perspective. Non-secular frameworks can be found.

Here is a technology related article that discusses this topic as well:  https://www.scu.edu/media/ethics-center/technology-ethics/Conceptual-FrameworksFinalOnline.pdf

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Paper should be between 10 and 14 double spaced pages. Do not add extra spacing or lines between paragraphs or sections. APA has strict formatting guidelines that you must follow. Paper should have no less than 15 references. The Bible does not count as a reference.

Note: This paper is NOT a repeat of minor project 1. If you do not understand the difference, you need to continue your research. You should not be substantially repeating information from minor project 1.

**Plagiarism is serious and may result in a zero even if it is unintentional. All work will be checked for plagiarism during grading. Students are expected to properly paraphrase information using in-text citations. Directly quoted information must have both quotation marks and an in-text citation. As a graduate student, you must demonstrate your understanding of the material by properly paraphrasing information and rarely quoting information. Changing or deleting a few words in a sentence may still constitute plagiarism – make sure you understand plagiarism

Sample Paper Below:

The sample paper is a partial example of minor project 2. Sections of the paper were intentionally deleted. The original paper was 28 pages total double spaced. The paper is a good example of the quality of content that is expected in this project. Please note: You do not need to write about the 15 theories – just write the ethical frameworks for: virtue, duty, and consequential theories. The student that wrote this sample paper had a slightly different assignment. 

ASSIGNMENT 2 (Over half complete need finishing and review) 

 

MINOR PROJECT 1 IS DUE: THE LAST DAY OF WEEK 1 OF PERIOD 2 (Week 3 of the course)

Normative Ethics is a category of ethical theories that focuses on how we ought to live. Normative theories are commonly grouped as: virtue theories, duty (or deontological) theories, and consequential (or teleological) theories. 

A. Write an introduction that 1.) explains normative ethics and 2.) explains the purpose of your paper.

B. For each subcategory above (virtue, duty, consequential), 

1. Explain the category

2. Explain 3 theories for each subcategory (no less than 9 total theories explained in the project)

3. Explain how each of the 9 theories aligns or does not align with a Christian perspective. The proper way to write this is to explain the theory and then write how it aligns or does not align with a Christian perspective before you explain the next theory. Alignment should be based on research and biblical support. You will lose 10 points for each theory if this is only based on your interpretation of scripture or your opinion. 

Example of one theory that is a consequential: 
Consequential theories are defined…
Utilitarianism is ….

It aligns with a Christian perspective…

C. Write a conclusion

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Make sure to transition between each paragraph.

 Write paper in APA format.

1. Cover page should have a “Running head:” and page number

2. Page 2 should be an abstract (An abstract is not an introduction. It should be written in your own words and explain the purpose of the paper). [Running head beginning on this page should change]

3. References should be formatted correctly following APA guidelines.

Use headings for each theory following APA guidelines.

 *Note: An internet search of any theory and “Christian perspective” will provide the needed research for this paper.

 Paper should be between 8 and 12 double spaced pages. The page count does not include title page, abstract, nor references. Do not add extra spacing or lines between paragraphs or sections. APA has strict formatting guidelines that you must follow such as all of the margins should be 1″. Do not make margins any larger than 1″. Paper should have no less than 15 references. The Bible does not count as a reference and should not be written in the reference section.

**Plagiarism is serious and may result in a zero even if it is unintentional. All work will be checked for plagiarism during grading. Students are expected to properly paraphrase information using in-text citations. Directly quoted information must have both quotation marks and an in-text citation. As a graduate student, you must demonstrate your understanding of the material by properly paraphrasing information and rarely quoting information. Changing or deleting a few words in a sentence may still constitute plagiarism – make sure you understand plagiarism!

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