I need help with the attached assignment. Using the readings that I've attached you will prepare a three-page research paper using the instructions attached. I'll take care of the reference paper, let me know if there is any questions, thanks. 1
In the history of ethics, two major viewpoints emerge: the consequentialist (based on or
concerned with consequences) and the nonconsequentialist (not based on or
concerned with consequences). Traditionally these have been called the “teleological”
and “deontological” theories, respectively, but this book will refer to them as
consequentialist and nonconsequentialist because these words pinpoint the real
differences between them.
The two major consequentialist ethical theories are ethical egoism and utilitarianism.
Both these theories agree that human beings ought to behave in ways that will bring
about good consequences. They differ, however, in that they disagree on who should
benefit from these consequences. The ethical egoist essentially says that human beings
ought to act in their own self-interest, whereas utilitarians essentially say that human
beings ought to act in the interests of all concerned.
Suppose John has a chance to embezzle some funds from the company for which he
works. If he is a consequentialist, he will try to predict the consequences of embezzling
and not embezzling. If he is an egoistic consequentialist, he will try to predict what will
be in his own best interest; if he is a utilitarian consequentialist, he will try to predict
what will be in the interest of everyone concerned. On first learning about ethical
egoism, some people immediately assume that if a person like John adheres to this
theory, he will embezzle the funds, because doing so will give him the money he needs
in order to live a good life and so forth. However, it is interesting to note that both ethical