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Ethics Essay

  • Submitted by: maysan2009
  • on October 7, 2014
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 715 words

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PHIL 320 Final Essay Topics

1) At first blush it can seem as though all forms of discrimination are morally suspect.   But even a little pressure shows things are not so simple.   It would, for example, not only seem permissible but perhaps even morally required for a driving school to "discriminate against" hiring the vision impaired as behind the wheel intsructors.   This suggests that the underlying issue isn't discrimination per se but rather "unjust" discrimination.   We, of course, examined some of the claims of justice in chapter 3 where Nozick pressed for the importance of liberty and private property and Rawls argued that the principles of justice fall out of what people in the original position would opt for.   Write an essay that takes up the issue of justice and discrimination by weighing in on the tension between the the demands of non discrimination and the call for affirmative action in hiring practices.   In particular, try to tailor your remarks such that they weigh in on the differing moral pulls of   social justice and distribution that underlie the call for affirmative action and the non discriminatory core of the EEOA.   You must advance a thesis that the reader can readily idenitify.   Whatever your considered view turns out to be try to make your case stronger by taking the motivations for the opposing view seriously.

2) One of the thorniest issues within business ethics is that of whistle blowing.   Two of the many concerns within this topic are those of conflicting duties and agent motivation.   The former is often couched in terms of a tension between a duty of loyality to the company that one incurs as an employee and a duty to society in general. one incurs as a citizen.   The latter issue raises the question of whether or not the whistleblower's reasons for acting are self serving or properly moral.   Write an essay that addresses both the question of whether or not there can be genuine cases of conflicting duties giving our dual role as both...

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