Different ethical belief systems
Introduction and thesis
Summarize the problem and the setting (A good first outline of the descriptive claims you will connect to the moral principles below.)
Clearly identify why the problem is an ethical problem. Distinguish the ethical from the legal, political, aesthetic, etiquette. (Clearly identified as ethical and distinguished.)
Identify two moral theories or approaches that are most directly applicable to your problem. (Two broad approaches are explained.)
Moral principle from first theory or approach (An appropriate specific moral principle from the first theory is explained.)
Moral principle from second theory or approach (An appropriate specific moral principle from the first theory is explained.)
The pattern of moral reasoning: Principle + Descriptive Claim(s) → Judgment. First theory. (The pattern is done well and explained properly.)
The pattern of moral reasoning: Principle + Descriptive Claim(s) → Judgment. Second theory. (The pattern is done well and explained properly.)
Identify and justify which moral judgement you think is best. (good reasons provided)
Recognize that your case is an example of a contested issue that has more than one answer. Reasonable people disagree about which answer is best. (counter claims considered appropriately)
Conclusion (The conclusion ties the essay together and to the thesis)
Plagiarism will result in a failing grade
The two theories that you will be analying for euthanasia will be Act Utilitarism and Deontological. YOU can pick which train of thought you side with I do not care but you must pick on as stated in the rubric. Please get ahold of me if you have any questions.
The book that is needed to cite from is called – ethical choices burnor and raley
Here is a link to the summaries of the chapters, it should be very helpful – ethical choices burnor and raley Chapter 7 and 9
If you can look at Kants approach for deontological that would be awesome.
Here are some notes I took briefly
Act utilitarianism- pleasure at a basic, look at all the benefits, euthanasia is an easy decision to make
Deontological- life is life and should not be ended. Kant tho says that at a vegetated stay we can say it may be necessary. The vegetated state no longer has goals or interests. My mind is no longer there so I want to make a decision for my body.