Select one of the following options, and compose an
essay of 6–8 pages in length.
1. Select an issue from current events relevant to ethical inquiry.
(a) Analyze the issue for 4–5 pages from either a Kantian perspective
(using Immanuel Kant’s Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals) or
from a utilitarian perspective (using J. S. Mill’s Utilitarianism).
(b) If you chose Mill as your focus, write an additional 2–3 pages
considering what Kant might say about the issue. If you chose Kant as
your focus, write an additional 2–3 pages considering what Mill might
say about the issue.
• Indicate in the introduction the essential features of the ethical
theory, problem, or issue you will be discussing. You should then
establish the details in the body of the essay.