Global Ethics

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The Ethic of Poverty

  1. Why does global poverty exist? Identify three main reasons and cite sources. – half page
  2. Give three examples of things that could be done to reduce global poverty. Cite sources.  – half page
  3. Give at least one example of how global poverty connects to another societal issue. For example, is there a connection between poverty and human trafficking (Use this one)? Judicial systems? Health outcomes? Gender roles? etc…Explain the connection between poverty and the issue you select and cite your source(s) – 1 page
  4. Name two ethical theories that could explain why so much of humanity still lives in poverty and discuss how the existence/persistence of global poverty. Here are some ethical theories you can use:
  • Utilitarianism.
  • Deontology.
  • Virtue ethics. (Use this one)
  • Ethics of care.
  • Egoism. (Use this one)

– 1 page

  1. Wrap it up – Address each of these questions in your conclusion:
  2. Do you consider poverty to be a valid global ethical concern? Is it an issue that “we are all concerned about” as Widdows posits in her introduction (Widdows, 1)? Or do you think poverty is a local issue or an issue to be addressed by people who are poor?
  3. What ethical frameworks support your answer? Highlight elements of ethical theories that support your position on whether or not poverty is a valid global ethical concern.
  4. Describe any personal, core beliefs that affect your own views on global poverty. Where did these beliefs come from?
  5. Connect your beliefs to the ethical framework(s) that most resonate for you.Highlight elements of theories that best support your personal beliefs.
  6. Close by noting whether or not any of your beliefs have shifted since the beginning of the term (there is no wrong answer to 5e).

– 1 page

There will be total – 4 pages

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