PHIL 2100 MCC Immanuel Kant & John Stuart Mill Well Known Philosophers Essay
Hello , i have an assignment to be done . everything is explained below . (guideline for written Assignment is attached ).
1. In at least one full paragraph, please summarize Immanuel Kant’s approach to moral issues.
2. Then, in a second full paragraph, please summarize John Stuart Mill’s approach to moral issues.
3. In a third paragraph, state and explain what you believe to be the most important difference between these two views. (You might also discuss any *similarities* you noticed between these two perspectives.)
4. Then, in at least one full paragraph, please describe an ethical decision that you have had to make. This could be a very simple, every-day decision – or one that you really struggled with. (For instance, you could talk about the decision whether to keep a particular promise. Or, you could talk about a decision whether to volunteer at a charity event. If you have any questions about this please let me know!)
5. Lastly, briefly explain how you think Kant and Mill would each approach the issue you chose. Who do you think offers the better answer to your particular issue? Please explain.
Essays should be at least 500 words and should follow the standards set out in the “Guidelines for Written Assignments.”
Philosophy 2100: Introduction to Ethics (Online)
Guidelines for Writing Assignments
Each written assignment should be at least 500 words and should address every part of the question.
Each written assignment will require *exactly two* direct quotations from the course texts. Please make
your quotations explicit (using quotation marks and page numbers), indicate who you are quoting, and then
either explain the quotation or apply it in a relevant context. Other notes concerning quotations:
a. Quotations should generally be one complete sentence in length (no longer) and should always
include an explanation. Never try to answer a question merely by quoting a passage from the text.
b. Please do not employ *more* than two quotations from the text. Other than the two quotations
you cite, the rest of your work should be in your own words.
c. You should reference your quote with a page number and the abbreviation of the text you are
referring to. For example: “On page 132 in GT, the editors say…”
A portion of your grade will be determined by the quality of your writing. Here is a checklist of those
elements that will affect your grade. If you are unsure about any of these terms, please look them up or ask
a. Capitalization: Capitalize the beginning of each new sentence, the first-person pronoun (i.e. ‘I’),
and all proper nouns.
b. Sentence Structure: Each sentence should express a complete thought and avoid “run-ons.”
c. Punctuation: Use proper punctuation at the end of each sentence and throughout your work.
d. Apostrophe Usage: Perhaps the most common punctuation mistakes are those involving the use
of apostrophes. Please ensure that you are using them correctly. Most often, apostrophes are
used to show possession or to create a contraction. I highly recommend the following for more
information on apostrophe usage: http://www.chompchomp.com/rules/aposrules.htm. Also
recommended is this “self-test” concerning apostrophes:
e. Common Mistakes: Avoid misusing commonly confused words such as there, their, they’re, your,
you’re, etc. If you’re interested you can check out a more extensive list of commonly confused
f. Paragraph Construction: Each paragraph you write should consist of a set of ideas that are
connected by one main idea. (For more information on paragraph construction see:
g. Spelling: Please proof-read for spelling! =)
h. Clarity: Please proof-read for clarity! It can help to read your answer out loud to see if everything
makes sense to your ear. If you have the time, you may even want to ask a friend to read your
answer to see if he or she understands everything you’re trying to say. Lastly, don’t try to impress
your reader with complex terminology, long sentences or large leaps in reasoning. When writing
philosophy, simplicity is best!
Short-hand for Grading Writing Assignments: There seems to be a number of issues that crop up frequently
when I grade the writing assignments. In light of this I have developed my own short-hand for indicating
these recurring problems. Here is a Key:
a. A tad brief
b. Somewhat brief
c. Very brief
d. Poor use of quotations
e. Quotations inadequately referenced
f. No quotations referenced
g. A couple proof-reading oversights
h. Several proof-reading oversights
i. Many proof-reading oversights
j. Misuse of apostrophes
Please let me know as soon as possible if you have any questions about any of the above guidelines!