ext Book Readings:
Jones: ch. 9
Stivers et al.: Part 5
Presentation: A Christian Ethic Approach to Ethics: https://download.liberty.edu/courses/02yta.mp4
Topic: My Ethical Theory
Thread: In this course you have spent a considerable amount of time studying metaethics, examining various ethical theories that promise to provide you with a methodology for determining right from wrong. These included a simple “list” metaethic, Virtue Ethics, Natural Law Ethics, Ethical Egoism, Utilitarianism, Duty Ethics, and the Revelational Christian Ethic, as well as related metaphysical views such as Social Contract Theory, Moral Realism, Divine Command Theory, and Divine Nature Theory. Now it is time for you to decide for yourself how you are going to distinguish what is moral from what is immoral. This is your chance to devise your own metaethical theory and present it to the class.
In a post of 500 to 600 words, systematically describe what you think is the best way to approach ethics. Your goal is to explain how we can know what makes an action moral or immoral. In doing this you must interact with the ethical theories that you have studied in class. You are not required to adopt one of these theories; you may make up your own or use one that you have come across in your research from other assignments/readings, but you can adopt one of the theories that you have studied if one of them seems best to you. Alternatively you can combine theories if you think certain aspects of various theories work and complement each other, but be careful that you do not adopt theories that contradict one another.