final paper

final paper

Order Description

Use the case analysis from the midterm paper for which you write a moral argument in response to the ethical issue that the case raises:

Your final paper needs to include the following parts:

a critical analysis of the case (already developed in your midterm)
a thesis, which clearly states your own position with regard to the text in one or two sentence(s)
a critical assessment, in which you establish your own reasoned position including at least one discussion of a theoretical position; your critical assessment needs to be in form of an ethical argument and therefore must include a reflection on the value(s) and/or principle(s) that inform your position and should use in this context a theoretical/philosophical position (e.g., Aristotle, Kant, Mill, Rawls).
The specific position you take (that is, your analysis and assessment of the work) is entirely up to your judgment of the case. Start considering some of the following questions:

What is the main issue? What is it generally about, and what aspects of the topic does it focus upon?
Select reasons in support of your position and develop an outline for your argument. An outline should serve as a strategic plan for the writing process. Such an outline can be very creative. It certainly does not have to follow a linear structure and should be adaptable to a work in progress.
Dedicate time to study possible moral frameworks (including some textual material written by the writers in the textbook as well as in additional sources) to gain a comprehensive understanding.
What claim(s) about that topic/issue is defended?
What sort of evidence is given in the case? Is the evidence good or suspect? Are the principles or definitions (or both) clearly and sufficiently developed?
Have any commentators made significant contributions (or provided valuable insight) into the issue?
What are the possible errors you might have made in analyzing or assessing the issue? That is, what might a reasonable and intelligent person say in disagreement with your analysis and assessment? What might the original author say in defense of your criticisms? Alternatively, how might he or she elaborate on your analysis in light of other things he or she said elsewhere?
What is your overall assessment of the issue?
Now begin to formulate your own thesis and develop your argument.
Address potential objections to your argument.
Make sure to include at least one discussion of an ethical position into your argument.
Needless to say, document your sources diligently in your paper using MLA format. Note that encyclopedias should be used as an initial resource for research but are generally not part of the final content and works cited. Wikipedia should not be used as an academic resource.