For this paper, you will find a current ethical issue (since 2015) that is faced by a company. You
will describe the ethical issue in detail. You can talk about what the company did if there was
action taken. If no action has yet been taken, that is fine for the purposes of the project. In either
case, you will want to describe what the company should do or should have done in the situation.
You can agree or disagree here with the course of action taken. In explaining what the company
should do or should have done, you will want to create an ethical framework for deciding moral
issues that references some of the material we discussed in the course. It can reference some of
the normative ethical theories talked about in Robert Audi’s article in the Introduction, or it can
reference various principles or approaches that we discussed throughout any of the chapters
covered. It must be an objective framework. You should also justify your framework. In addition
to the explanation of what the company ought to do, you should add a section that brings up an
objection to your approach or judgment and then respond to that objection. Your paper should
have five references. It is fine if all references are to work in the textbook. The paper needs to be
at least five double-spaced pages. I am not particular about the citation format. If you want to use MLA, that is fine. If you want to use APA, that is fine. Below is a breakdown of the structure.
Structure of Paper
1. Give an overview of the paper. Say what you will do in the paper.
2. Give a description of your chosen ethical issue facing some company.
3. Give a description of the action that was taken by the company to resolve the issue.
4. Give an explanation and justification of the framework you are using to analyze the
ethical issue faced.
5. Make a judgment of what the company should do or should have done that is informed by
6. Raise an objection to your judgment. What would the other side say about your verdict or
framework? Why would they think some aspect of your analysis is wrong?
7. Respond to the objection raised. Explain why the objection to your view is wrong.
8. Summarize all of your main points