Contemporary Moral Issue in our Society

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Read Chapter 2 and watch Week 3 Lectures. Choose a contemporary moral issue in our society (course materials) and apply the ethical principle of Utilitarianism to approve this moral issue. You must pick a moral issue that you strongly support and apply the utilitarian claims (course materials) to back up your arguments. The paper must be done in MLA format with a minimum of 500 words (quotes are not included in the word count). You must use at least 3 sources from LIRN (code 24439) in the library. This assignment is due on July the 14th before 11:59 pm. You must apply Bentham/Mill’s “Principle of Utility” for 50 points and Bentham’s Felicific Calculus for 50 points. Both are under course materials.

Week 3 Lectures:

List of Contemporary Moral Issues

  • Euthanasia
  • Infanticide
  • Child Labor
  • Gay Marriage
  • Capital Punishment
  • Stem Cells
  • Genocide
  • Forced Prostitution
  • Voluntary Prostitution
  • War, Terrorism, and Counter-terrorism
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • World Hunger and Poverty
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Animal Rights
  • Animal Testing
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Abortion (as a result of rape, incest, or mother/baby health at risk)
  • Drug Legalization
  • Media/Entertainment
  • Health Care Costs
  • Education Cost

Utilitarian claims:

Utilitarianism: is the ethical doctrine that the moral worth of an action is solely determined by its contribution to overall utility.

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