Introduction to Ethics: Character Analysis

 Introduction to Ethics: Character Analysis 75 points for paper 25 points for discussion post/responses Assignment: Choose a real person in a documentary or podcast that you have watched or listened to. Write 2-3 pages explaining the ethical theory the person operates under and how it influences his or her choices and relationships. Requirements: • 2-3 pages • MLA format o Works Cited page with 1) show or podcast cite and 2) textbook o In-text citations if directly quoting from show or textbook • No research o This is only your analysis, not random internet sources’ opinions Questions to Answer: • Which ethical theory that we covered so far this term does the person operate under? • Is the person consistent with his or her ethical theory, or does the person frequently change theories? • Which philosopher would most likely condone the person’s actions? • Which philosopher would most likely condemn the person’s actions? • In five years, if the person continues under the particular theory, what will likely happen? Topics: As long as you are writing about an actual person (and not a fictional person), you may choose any series or podcast. Below are some possibilities. Netflix and HBO Documentaries • Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness (Netflix) • Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez (Netflix) • Athlete A (Netflix) • The Last Dance (Netflix) • Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich (Netflix) • McMillions (HBO)


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