Paper or presentation – ethical dilemma analysis

 Textbook: Chapter 3, 4, 12 (section: “The Medieval Period”)

TEXT:  Ruggiero, V. R. (2012). Thinking critically about ethical issues (8th ed.). New York: Mc-Graw Hill. 


DILEMMA: An airline pilot receives his regular medical checkup. The doctor discovers that he has developed a heart murmur. The pilot only has a month to go before he is eligible for retirement. The doctor knows this and wonders whether, under these unusual circumstances, she is justified in withholding information from the company regarding the pilot’s condition.


-Apply the ideas of “good vs. evil,” “wrong vs. right,” and “ought/should be vs. what is.”

-Determine the ways in which Augustine and Aquinas would have solved the problem. In what ways do Augustine and Aquinas differ and why?


-Length: 2-3 pages (not including title page or references page)

-1-inch margins

-Double spaced

-12-point Times New Roman font

-Title page

-References page (minimum of 2 scholarly sources)

 Throughout the whole work, the writing SHOULD show depth of critical thought; leverages readings and course materials in support of writer’s evident effort to understand ethical problems; establishes good use of theoretical underpinnings.