Animal Rights and Environmental Ethics

Begin your essay by choosing one issue from the list below, and then choose a total of 6 theories (from the subsequent 3 options) to analyze your issue.

Choose one issue from the categories below, about which you feel most passionate:

·       Animal Rights and Environmental Ethics

·       Business or Health Care Ethics

·       Cloning, Stem Cell Research, Genetic Issues

·       Civil Liberties

·       Death Penalty

·       Drug Policy

·       End of (Human) Life Issues

·       Global Justice and Injustice

·       Racism, Discrimination, Hate Crimes, Oppression

·       Sexuality

·       War and Terrorism

Analyze your chosen issue using 6 theories. Choose 2 from each of the 3 categories listed below.

Choose 2 from the primary list:

·       Utilitarian ethics

·       Kantian ethics

·       Virtue ethics

Choose another 2 from the traditional theories list:

·       Ethical Egoism

·       Ethical Relativism

·       Divine Command Theory

·       Natural Law Theory

·       Social Contract Theory

Choose an additional 2 theories from the contemporary or non-Western list:

·       African ethics

·       Eastern ethics

·       Feminist ethics or Care-based ethics

·       Postmodernism ethics

·       Environmental Theories (Ecofeminist, Deep Ecology…)

Writing and Content Requirements:

·       The introduction should explain the chosen issue in detail.

·       The thesis, argument, or focus of the essay should be evident in the introduction.

·       The body of the essay should:


o   explain the approaches by various philosophers and/or ethical theories.

o   analyze which approach(es) you find most compelling and explain why.

o   incorporate high quality ideas and key concepts from the ethical theories.

o   include some suggestions for the most practical solutions to your topic.

o   assess the future of your chosen topic in terms of solutions.

·       The entire essay should contain correct grammar, spelling, and syntax.

·       Please use transitions between paragraphs.

·       The essay should be documented by properly citing at least three or more credible sources.

Your essay should be 1,000–1,200 words (4–5 pages), double-spaced, in APA format, and with 3 or more credible sources.