Argumentative Formal Paper due by 11:59 pm on Sunday in Week 7
See attachments for instructions and the Ethics Bowl Cases.
Here is a video that carefully walks you through what you
will need to do in this paper: Video
Carefully review this video on Plagiariam. Every semester
some students earn 0 points on this paper (which is 20% of your grade!),
because they plagiarized.
In order to write your paper, you will need to come up with
a thesis statement for which you argue. I suggest developing your thesis
statement as a response to a specific question. Below I have provided you with
a suggested question for each of the cases. You are not limited to writing in
response to one of these questions, however, I strongly encourage it (because
each question is devised to highlight an ethical issue. If you devise your own
question, then be careful to make sure that it focuses on an ethical issue):
Case 2 – Is the use of CRISPER-CAS 9 Gene Therapy ethically
responsible given its risk?
Case 3 – Should AI algorithms be used to make major medical
Case 4 – Is the production of “fast fashion” clothing an ethically
Case 5 – Is the practice of grabbing unsuspecting males to
move closer to the stage morally permissible for a woman at a crowded concert?
Case 6 – Under what conditions is involuntary commitment
Case 7 – Should there be mandatory age requirements for
Case 8 – Is it ever ethically wrong to provide humanitarian
Case 9 – Is it ever ethically permissible to out a person?
(And if so, then under what circumstances?)
Case 10 – Are all
municipalities obligated to pass laws such as the ones stated in the case?
Case 11 – Is there any moral problem with the BRC’s offer to
cremate the remains of donors after having retrieved tissue samples from the
Case 12 – Are sex-robot brothels an ethically defensible
alternative to the sex trade?
Case 13 – Under what circumstances, if any, is it immoral to
take a selfie?
Case 14 – Should laws restrict the extent to which AI
technology can be employed?
Case 15 – What requirements, if any, should be placed on how
Hollywood casts actors in regards to the age of the actor?