Students are required to abide by the following guidelines
I. Case Analysis
- Provide a succint summary of the case, identify the key players and relevant factual details.
- Identify the key ethical issue of the case.
- Present positions on the ethical issue from one or more ethical theories discussed in class, i.e., deontology, utilitarianism, virtue theory, etc.
- state your own solution based on the theory that you accept and indicate what you think is wrong with the approach(es) you oppose.
II. Article Analysis
- State the author's thesis
- Reconstruct the author's argument
- Identify the premises of the argument
- Indicate what kind of argument it is, deductive, inductive, analogical, etc.
- Evaluate the argument
- Are the premises true?
- Is the reasoning valid? Are there any logical fallacies involved in it? Has an ethical theory been misapplied?
- State your own position. You can either indicate how the author's argument may be improved in case you basically agree with him or defend a contrary position.