Biotechnology Ethics Summative Test: Theories and Issue

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Ethics

Summative Test
: Theories and Issues






HZT 4U



You may use your notebook for this assignment. Textbooks or photocopies of text are NOT allowed.


Instructions:


Choose
four
of the ethical theories and
four

ethical issues.


You may not use any of the theories or issues twice.



For
each

theory, answer questions 1
-
3.

In question 4, you are applying the theory to
one

of the issues presented in class.



1. Name and briefly describe the theory.
How does it define “good”?

What is the
guiding principle

behind this ethical position?



(2 marks)


2.

Identify and explain one
weakness

of the theory.




(1 mark)


3.

Identify and explain one
streng
th

of the theory.




(1 mark)


4.

Explain how this ethical theory would apply to ONE issue.



(2 marks)

Would this school of thought be for or against it?

Defend your answer with at least two points of information
.



Ethical Theories

(from chapter 13)

Ethical Issues

(from class seminars)

Buddhism

1.

Privacy Laws

Confucianism/Taoism

2.

Organ Donation

Hedonism

3.

Euthanasia

Stoicism

4.

Capital
l Punishment

Virtue ethics

5.

Censorship

Existentialism

6.

Genetic Engineering

Divine command ethics

7.

War:

Western Involvement in MidEast

Utilitarianism

8.


Surrogate Motherhood

Kantian ethics: Categorical Imperative

9.

Gun Control

Egoism

10.


Music Privacy

Intuitionism

11.

Genetically Modified Crops

Post
-
modernism

12.

Xenotransplantation


13.

KONY 2012


14.


Separate School Funding



15.

Decriminalization of Marijuana


16.

Aspartame


17.


Cloning


18.

Cancer Conspiracy/Pharmaceuticals





Assessment Rubric

Categories

Level 1

Level 2




Level 3




Level 4




Knowledge and Understanding

Question 1

Descriptions
of theories




/8

little
understanding of
concepts

some
understanding of
concepts

considerable
understanding of
concepts

thorough
understanding of
concepts


Thinking

Questions 2,3

Strengths and weaknesses

of theories



/8

explains/analyzes
concepts with
limited
effectiveness

explains/analyzes
concepts with
moderate
effectiveness

explains/analyzes
concepts with
considerable
effectiveness

explains/analyzes
concepts with a high
degree

of
effectiveness

Application/Making Connections

Question 4

Positions of theories on issues






/8

few connections
between theories

and life issues

some connections
between theories
and life issues

considerable
connections
between theories
and life issues

thorough/insightful
connections
between theories
and life issues