Type of Paper: Essay (any type)
Academic Level: High school
Paper Format: MLA
I am attaching the Module 4 assignment.
I am attaching the Kantian Ethics Template.
I am attaching the Case 11 Sex and Drugs as well.
This assignment builds upon the Module 4 Dropbox: Identification, Research, Analysis assignment you submitted previously. Be sure to review the feedback you received from that assignment, and make any necessary revisions BEFORE moving forward with this assignment.
Focusing on the same case as before, you will now complete the fourth step of the critical thinking process: 4) Application. This time, you will apply a Nonconsequential Ethical Theory - Kantian Ethics - to resolve the main ethical/moral issue.
View the tutorial: Critical Thinking Assignment - Application - Kantian Ethics (16:50)
Review the case in the Ethics textbook Chapter 24: Case 11 Sex and Drugs. Download and save the Application - Kantian Ethics Template document. Complete the sections of the document, as follows:
Discussion (150 words minimum)
Summarize Kantian Ethics. Include descriptions of the key terms/concepts: Universality and Respect-for-Persons. Use your own words. Do not use quotations. Paraphrase the information, and provide in-text citation(s) with page number(s), where appropriate. In the Works Cited, be sure to cite your source(s).
Identification (one sentence in bold print)
Restate the main ethical/moral issue you previously identified in Module 4.
Application - Kantian Ethics
Start by listing the same four options you identified previously in Module 4:
For example, Jack could report Jill's stealing to the boss.
For example, Jack could just ignore Jill's stealing.
Then, apply Universality (Categorical Imperative):
X could... Would I want all people, consistently, universally to...? (fill in the action) Answer Yes or No. State your rationale.
For example, Jack could report Jill's stealing to the boss. Would I want all people, consistently, universally to notify their boss when a coworker steals? Yes, informing about a wrong-doing is a moral rule I would want all to follow.
Apply Universality to option 2.
For example, Jack could just ignore Jill's stealing. Would I want all people, consistently, universally to ignore stealing? No, ignoring a wrong-doing is not a moral rule I would want all to follow.
Apply Universality to option 3.
Apply Universality to option 4.
X could... Is X exploiting anyone (using someone as a means to an end for their own gain)? Answer Yes or No. State whether or not this is a good option.
For example, Jack could report Jill's stealing to the boss. Is notifying the boss when a coworker steals exploiting anyone? No, informing about stealing does not exploit anyone, so this is a good option.
Apply Respect-for-Persons to option 2.
For example, Jack could just ignore Jill's stealing. Is ignoring stealing exploiting anyone? Yes, the company would lose revenue which hurts stockholders and employees. This is not a good option.
Apply Respect-for-Persons to option 3.
Apply Respect-for-Persons to option 4.
Conclusion (150 words minimum)
State the "best" option, and explain how a true Kantian would come to this conclusion. Describe the results of applying Universality and Respect-for-Persons. Be impartial. Avoid any bias; do not express your own personal opinion; do not use the words, "I think" or "I feel."