Discuss how THREE of the core ethical theories we’ve looked at in Week 3 apply to your issue.
[Here is a list of the theories you should choose from: (i) act-utilitarianism, (ii) Kantian ethics, (iii) virtue ethics, (iv) natural law theory, (v) feminist ethics, (vi) the ethics of care, (vii) Rawls’ contract theory.]

First, briefly sketch each theory, and second, think about what advice the theory would give on your topic. For example: Would the theory permit us to use the technology? Would the theory characterize the technology as immoral? Is it mandatory that we use the technology, according to the theory? Might some uses be appropriate, and other uses inappropriate?

As you are working through the assignment, you should critically engage with these theories to help support your thesis. For example, if act-utilitarianism gives a result that conflicts with your thesis, then you should offer arguments that show why you think act-utilitarianism is wrong in this case (or in general). If a theory offers support to your thesis, consider exploring that theory and developing an argument explaining why someone should find that theory attractive.

As before, rely on your own words here. Don’t just quote the book’s characterization of the theories – try to state their main ideas in your own words. Also, you should not be relying on any external sources for this assignment – I want to see you demonstrate your understanding of the theories, and show that you understand how to apply them to new situations. (I don’t care what Joan or Jim wrote about natural law theory on some website – I care that you can take the moral theories with you and use them to reason about contemporary issues in bioethics.)

Note: At the beginning of the assignment, you should briefly state your technology and your thesis. This should be a very brief note – e.g. “I think that using technology X for Y purposes is always wrong.” You do not need to recapitulate a detailed characterization of your technology or offer any introductory remarks.

Also Note: You do not need to write a lot for assignments 1-4: they should be roughly 275-300 words (1-inch margins, double spaced, 12pt standard font). Please submit assignments through UB Learns as attached .doc, .docx, or .pdf files.Your assignment should be carefully written (i.e. edited like you would edit any serious submitted work). Also, you must cite all sources – yes, even assigned readings! You may use any standard formatting guideline you like (APA, MLA, Chicago style), but make sure to include: the author, title, publication venue, publication date.

Work off the Biotech assignment I attached (Thesis statement is here) and work off the Vaughn attatched document to find THREE of the core ethical theories. Please answer all the question!!! And Proofread before the grammar before sending this assignment.


Sample Solution

Sample solution

Dante Alighieri played a critical role in the literature world through his poem Divine Comedy that was written in the 14th century. The poem contains Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. The Inferno is a description of the nine circles of torment that are found on the earth. It depicts the realms of the people that have gone against the spiritual values and who, instead, have chosen bestial appetite, violence, or fraud and malice. The nine circles of hell are limbo, lust, gluttony, greed and wrath. Others are heresy, violence, fraud, and treachery. The purpose of this paper is to examine the Dante’s Inferno in the perspective of its portrayal of God’s image and the justification of hell. 

In this epic poem, God is portrayed as a super being guilty of multiple weaknesses including being egotistic, unjust, and hypocritical. Dante, in this poem, depicts God as being more human than divine by challenging God’s omnipotence. Additionally, the manner in which Dante describes Hell is in full contradiction to the morals of God as written in the Bible. When god arranges Hell to flatter Himself, He commits egotism, a sin that is common among human beings (Cheney, 2016). The weakness is depicted in Limbo and on the Gate of Hell where, for instance, God sends those who do not worship Him to Hell. This implies that failure to worship Him is a sin.

God is also depicted as lacking justice in His actions thus removing the godly image. The injustice is portrayed by the manner in which the sodomites and opportunists are treated. The opportunists are subjected to banner chasing in their lives after death followed by being stung by insects and maggots. They are known to having done neither good nor bad during their lifetimes and, therefore, justice could have demanded that they be granted a neutral punishment having lived a neutral life. The sodomites are also punished unfairly by God when Brunetto Lattini is condemned to hell despite being a good leader (Babor, T. F., McGovern, T., & Robaina, K. (2017). While he commited sodomy, God chooses to ignore all the other good deeds that Brunetto did.

Finally, God is also portrayed as being hypocritical in His actions, a sin that further diminishes His godliness and makes Him more human. A case in point is when God condemns the sin of egotism and goes ahead to commit it repeatedly. Proverbs 29:23 states that “arrogance will bring your downfall, but if you are humble, you will be respected.” When Slattery condemns Dante’s human state as being weak, doubtful, and limited, he is proving God’s hypocrisy because He is also human (Verdicchio, 2015). The actions of God in Hell as portrayed by Dante are inconsistent with the Biblical literature. Both Dante and God are prone to making mistakes, something common among human beings thus making God more human.

To wrap it up, Dante portrays God is more human since He commits the same sins that humans commit: egotism, hypocrisy, and injustice. Hell is justified as being a destination for victims of the mistakes committed by God. The Hell is presented as being a totally different place as compared to what is written about it in the Bible. As a result, reading through the text gives an image of God who is prone to the very mistakes common to humans thus ripping Him off His lofty status of divine and, instead, making Him a mere human. Whether or not Dante did it intentionally is subject to debate but one thing is clear in the poem: the misconstrued notion of God is revealed to future generations.



Babor, T. F., McGovern, T., & Robaina, K. (2017). Dante’s inferno: Seven deadly sins in scientific publishing and how to avoid them. Addiction Science: A Guide for the Perplexed, 267.

Cheney, L. D. G. (2016). Illustrations for Dante’s Inferno: A Comparative Study of Sandro Botticelli, Giovanni Stradano, and Federico Zuccaro. Cultural and Religious Studies4(8), 487.

Verdicchio, M. (2015). Irony and Desire in Dante’s” Inferno” 27. Italica, 285-297.