Many of the major contributors to ethical theory were described in your Chapter 1 eGuide. Your project assignment is to select one of the major contributors listed on the next page and prepare a written project.
Select one of the major contributors listed below and write a 2-3 page paper addressing the below topics and questions.
•John Locke: http://www.philosophypages.com/ph/lock.htm
•Immanuel Kant: http://www.philosophypages.com/ph/kant.htm
•John Stuart Mill: http://www.philosophypages.com/ph/mill.htm
•John Rawls: http://www.philosophypages.com/dy/r.htm#rawl
In one or two paragraphs, describe the person and his background.
State the theorist’s contribution to ethical theory and the significance of the theory to our study of ethical decision making and ethical performance. Apply the person’s theory to a recent event in the news using current newspapers, periodicals such as Time, Newsweek, or others.
•How would the ethical issue taken from current news/periodicals be resolved or categorized using the theory?
To find an ethical issue in the news, go to the following websites:
Conclusion and Recommendation
•Based on your research, what can you conclude about the person and his contribution to ethical theory?
•In your opinion, why is a study of ethics important to today’s business and government world?
Note: You may conduct your own search using the Library or an Internet source engine, but be sure to cite your sources. Prepare your report in APA format citing source material in the body of the text and listing your references at the end of the document.
Before you submit your assignment, you should save your work on your computer in a location and with a name that you will remember. Make sure your assignment is in the appropriate format (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or other), then, when you are ready, you may submit on the Dropbox page.
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