A Philosophical Approach to Ethical Issues in Business Apply one of the ethical theories (Virtue Ethics, Kantian Ethics, or Utilitarianism) to a business ethics dilemma; make sure to choose a dilemma and not a
clear cut case of wrong-doing.
Select a dilemma from a recent (1 year) and mainstream (NBC, Time, Newsweek, Business Week, etc.) news source.
Start the paper off with a clear statement of what you will be doing and arguing for in the essay. This is roughly what is referred to as a thesis statement.
Explicitly state “In this essay I will argue that Kantian Ethics is the best approach to resolving the dilemma…” and then give 3 reasons for why you
believe that is the case. Then spend the rest of the essay expanding on each of these reasons. Before you launch into the essay, briefly explain the dilemma
that you have selected. Also, somewhere in the beginning of the essay, explain the important aspects of the theory you have chosen.
Make sure the essay has a nice flow and that your ideas are well thought out: I want to see each sentence flowing—one to the next, and each paragraph
flowing—one to the next. The main things I am looking for are effort and clarity. These features are reflexive; if you have one, the other usually follows.
Of course, keep the grammatical errors to an absolute minimum.
Format: 1.) FIVE PAGES, DOUBLE SPACED, 12 PT, TIMES NEW ROMAN FONT
2.) MARGINS JUSTIFIED
3.) INCLUDE MLA style “WORK CITED” PAGE.
4.) COVER PAGE NOT NEEDED, NOR IS A TITLE PAGE; NAME AND DATE ONLY IN THE
UPPER RIGHT HAND CORNER.