Assignment 1: Ethics and Duty

Address the following in a 1–2-page paper:

  1. Explain deontology and the role of the categorical imperative in determining one’s ethical duty.
  2. Illustrate your understanding of this ethical theory with a concrete example of an ethical dilemma.
  3. Briefly evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of deontology.
  4. Be sure to explain and discuss any key ideas with supporting citations to the textbook and online lectures in correct APA format. Use this APA Citation Helper as a convenient reference for properly citing resources.