SOC120 – Week 2 – discussion 2 – Constructing Arguments
1st Post Due by Day 3. Constructing Arguments. The purpose of this discussion is to help you understand how to construct an ethical argument and how to compare ethical arguments to other types of arguments, such as arguments based on political or economic theories. Prepare and post a response to the following prompt: • Identify the basic themes, topics, and concepts that make up the discipline of ethics. What are the themes or ideas that unite the different ethical theories? What is it that ethics aims to explain? • Describe how you might apply an ethical theme to one of the following social issues: o Limiting smoking in public places, such as public buildings, restaurants, or city parks o Municipal governments using public funds to build stadiums for professional sports team Requiring a private landowner to provide habitat for endangered species on their properties What is your goal when you apply an ethical theme to a specific real-world issue? Distinguish how applying an ethical theme to an issue would differ from applying one of the following perspectives: economics, politics, or religion. What themes might represent the alternative perspective to the issue? Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly sources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.
Ethics is made up of certain factors. These factors define the ethical guidelines. Ethics is made up of various topics. These topics are various and depend with the situation at hand. For example, some of the topics on ethics include; how to treat a patient, a visitor, a friend or a stranger. The other topics covered on this area also include;…