Posted: March 29th, 2021
Assume that you are interviewing for a position as chair of a newly established ethics oversight committee for one of the following:
Analyze three (3) philosophies addressed in the textbook (Chapters 1-7) that you believe should guide decisions. Analyze one (1) philosophy that you believe would be extremely detrimental for the organization to use in making decisions.
Textbook title: Vice and Virtue by Christina H. Sommers and Fred Sommers
Chapter and essays titles:
CH1: Good and Evil (Philip Hallie, “From Cruelty to Goodness”, Anne Applebaum, “Strategies for Survival”, Josiah Royce, “The Moral Insight”)
CH2: Is it all relative? (Herodotus, “Morality As Custom”, Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban, “Cultural Relativism and Universal Rights”, Lawrence Adam Lengbeyer, “An Alternative to Moral Relativism”, Louis Pojman, “Who’s to Judge”, Martin Luther King Jr., “I have a Dream”)
CH3: Morality ad Self-Interest (Plato, “The Ring of Gyges”, Thomas Hobbs, “The State of Men without Civil Society”, David Hume, “Of Self-Love”, James Rachels, “Egoism and Moral Skepticism”, Colin McGinn, “Why Not Be a Bad Person?” )
CH4: Moral Doctrines and Moral Theories (The Judeo-Christian Tradition, John Stuart Mill, “Utilitarianism”, John Harris, “The Survival Lottery”, David Hume, “Of Benevolence”)
CH5: Virtue (Aristotle, “Happiness and the Virtues”, Saint Augustine, “Virtue and the Human Soul”, Epictetus, “The Art of Living”, Philippa Foot, “Virtues and Vices”)
CH6: Vice (Plutarch, “Vice”, Jonathan Edwards, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”, Dante Alighieri, “The Hypocrites”, Immanuel Kant, “Jealousy, Envy, and Grudge”)
CH7: Morality and Social Policy (Mary Anne Warren, “On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion”, Peter Singer, “Famine, Affluence, and Morality”, Robert K. Fullinwider, “Affirmative Action and Fairness”)
Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
– Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
– Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
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