Chapter 1 you studied the three ethical perspectives (relativism, emotivism,
and ethical egoism), and in Chapter 2 you saw examples of how to apply ethical
theories and perspectives to various concrete issues. The purpose of this
discussion is to help you understand and apply ethical perspectives. Prepare
and post a response to the following prompt:
- Define and contrast the three
ethical perspectives. How do the perspectives differ from the ethical
theories? What does each ethical perspective tell us about morality and
- Think of an issue that has
occurred in your community during the past year. This may be a public
issue that has generated interest in the press, or it may be something
that has come up in your child’s school, in your church, in a social club
you belong to, or in your neighborhood. Describe the issue, and then
analyze the issue from the viewpoint of one of the ethical perspectives.
Apply the perspective to the issue in the same way that the author applies
the theories and perspectives to the issues in the text.
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length.
Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other
scholarly sources, and properly cite any references.