PHI208 WEEK 3 ASSIGNMENT.docxMust be 1500 to 2000 words in length (excludingtitle and reference pages), and formatted according to APA style asoutlined in the Ashford Writing Center.Must include a title page with the following:Title of paperStudent’s nameCourse name and numberInstructor’s nameDate submittedMust begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.Must use at least four resources.Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. In the Week Three Assignment, you discussed eitherdeontological or utilitarian theory, applied that theory to the problem,and raised a relevant objection.By engaging with the course material, you now have had a chance torefine your thinking and broaden your understanding of the issue byapproaching it from the perspective of multiple ethical theories. In this paper, you will demonstrate what you have learned by writing an essay in which you Present a revised thesis statement on the problem you are discussing.Identify, explain, and apply the core principlesof at least two ethical theories to draw specific moral conclusionsabout the problem you are discussing.Present your own reasoning on the problem you arediscussing and explain which of the ethical theories best supports yourown view on the issues. InstructionsWrite an essay that conforms to the requirements below. The paper mustbe 1500 to 2000 words in length (excluding the title and referencepages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the AshfordWriting Center. The paragraphs of your essay should conform to the following guidelines:Introduction (150 to 200 words):Your first paragraph should introduce thetopic by briefly and precisely discussing the concrete problem orquestion that you will be addressing, including a brief preview of theethically significant issues that make this question important. Thisshould draw upon your work in the Week One Assignment, but should bemore succinct and reflect the development of your understanding of thoseideas throughout the course.Conclude your introductory paragraph with therevised statement of your thesis, and a brief description of theprimary reason(s) supporting your position. (If you changed topics, youwill need to repeat the exercises from the Week One Assignment,including using the Thesis Generator from the Ashford Writing Center.Please see the notes and guidelines for more on this). Application of Two Ethical Theories (1000 to 1200 words):This section of the Final Paper consists in explaining and applyingthe core principles of two ethical theories to the question or problemyou have chosen. One of these theories may be the theory you used inyour Week Three Assignment, but your discussion here should be morerefined and must identify the specific moral conclusions(s) that resultwhen the theory is applied to the question or problem you areaddressing.For each of the theories you are considering, you shouldExplain the core principles or features of the theory and the general account of moral behavior it provides.Explain how these principles or featuresapply to the problem or question under consideration and identify thespecific moral conclusion that results when these theories are appliedto that problem or question.A specific moral conclusion is astatement that takes a moral stance on the issue at hand. For example,if you’re discussing the question, “Is the death penalty moral?” adiscussion that identifies and applies the core principles ofutilitarian theory might yield the specific conclusion that the deathpenalty is moral because it ensures the greatest good for the greatestnumber. Applying virtue ethics might conclude that the death penaltyexhibits the vice of cruelty, or a deontological theory might worry thatit fails to treat the criminal as an end-in-itself. (Note: These arejust examples; you may not write on the death penalty, nor is itnecessarily the case that each theory would lead to the conclusionmentioned).For purpose of this assignment, it’s bestif you explain and apply the core principles of one theory first, andthen turn to the second theory. This section of the paper should beapproximately 1000 to 1200 words (500 to 600 words for each theoryapplication). Evaluation (150 to 300 words):In this section of the paper, you should explain which ethicaltheory you think presents the most persuasive moral argument on thisquestion and why. Then briefly address a common objection to thatargument that you have not yet considered in the main part of yourpaper, and provide a concise response to that objection.For example, if you were writing on capitalpunishment, you might think that a utilitarian argument that defendsposition X is most persuasive. You would then raise an objection againsta utilitarian defense of position X, and defend that view against theobjection. Conclusion (150 to 300 words):Provide a conclusion that sums up what you presented in the paperand offers some final reflections, including a revised statement of thethesis (do not simply repeat your thesis, but rephrase it in light ofthe discussion you just presented).Resource Requirement:You must use at least four resources. Two of the resources must be drawn from the list of acceptable resourceson each of the two theories you discuss. For example, if you write ondeontology and virtue ethics, you would need at least one resource underthe “Deontology” list, and at least one resource under the “VirtueEthics” list. The other two may be from either the Required orRecommended Resources, or from the Ashford University Library.If you need help with finding additionalresources, or are unsure about whether a particular resource will counttoward the requirement, please contact your instructor.The textbook does not count toward the resource requirement.Cite your sources within the text of your paperand on the reference page. For information regarding APA, includingsamples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located withinthe Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.