Reflect on responses to the presented scenario.
Reflection involves critical thinking, which means rethinking your existing knowledge and previously held opinions in light of what we have learned about theories of ethics, logic, and reasoning. You will need to question your current knowledge and beliefs. Discuss the main points of the debate, what stance you take, support that stance, and discuss the opposing argument. Also, discuss an ethical theory that would apply to defend your view. Make sure to answer the questions that are in bullet points below. You can only use the 6 ethical theories that are as followed : Kant; Act Utilitarianism; Rule Utilitarianism; Care Ethics; Virtue Ethics; and Social Contract)
Why do you feel the way you do about the issue presented?
Of the four responses offered in the scenario, which do you think is the most ethical and why?
Which ethical theory would you use to support your stance? Why does this theory work?
What are the key points of contention on this topic?
What side of the argument (stance) do you take on this topic?
What strong points does the other side of this topic have?
What were the three most important things you took away from the topic?
Which ethical theory (of the 6 approved ones ONLY – Kant; Act Utilitarianism; Rule Utilitarianism; Care Ethics; Virtue Ethics; and Social Contract) would you apply to this topic to defend your stance? Explain fully.
In this reflection you must first define the key terms of the debate (for example, define what Euthanasia means and what are the different types depending on which topic you are discussing)
Define and explain the ethical theory you chose (show me you know exactly what the theory is and does – in your own words)
Present the evidence both pro and con and follow up how using your ethical theory is the best way to determine whether or not your stance is really ethical
Conclusion – any final thoughts and opinions.