Don’t plagiarize. Cite ANY source consulted. Rewording without citation STILL counts as plagiarism. Exception- Assigned readings from the textbook do not need to be cited unless you are quoting, but keep quotes to a minimum. Your essays must be submitted as a Word document through SafeAssign on Blackboard, no later than the date and time assigned. Make sure you understand what the question is asking before attempting it, and answer the entire question that is asked. For instance, if I ask you to compare and contrast, be sure you do both. Grades will be assigned on accuracy, clarity, depth, and understanding (given suggested depth guidelines), though for a more specific grade breakdown, be sure to see the available written assignment rubric. 1. Consider one obviously immoral action and one obviously permissible action- Explain how Golden Rule ethics would arrive at an evaluation regarding those actions generally (i.e. KITA need not be applied). Answer so as to show understanding of the fundamentals of the system. 2. Apply KITA to the two actions selected above, demonstrating what ethical verdict it would render and how. 3. Now answer the same question as (1) except using virtue ethics. 4. Now select a controversial ethical issue, and answer how both Golden Rule ethics and Aristotelean virtue ethics would evaluate it. Be thorough and specific. 5. Compare and contrast Golden Rule ethics and Aristotelean virtue ethics based on the results of questions 1-4, as well as the central assumptions of each system. Cumulative Questions. Answer the following in 500-1000 words each (suggested depth) Grades will be assigned on accuracy, clarity, depth, understanding, and insight. Answers must use material from multiple units for a passing grade. 1. What seems like the best approach to ethics? Defend your answer using material from the course. Be sure to address all the major potential sources of value discussed in the course (supernatural, consequences, deontological, and virtue) and obvious problems that have been raised. (For instance, you cannot defend divine command theory without addressing the Euthyphro Dilemma) 2. What value is there in approaching ethics systematically? (i.e. what value is there in studying ethics formally?) Where these values achieved in this course? Why or why not? (an answer of “no” is not penalized as long as it is justified)