Ethical Analysis – Use of bio-engineered animals and insects
Project description
This subject must be argued both ways; you have to discuss both sides (ethical, unethical). You may choose to conclude in favor of one or the other view, but you must be able to discuss both. Give an ethical standard, and specific provisions of that standard (Kantian or ACM ethics, for example)

1) Identify the ethical actor (who took the action that you will subject to the ethical test. Almost all situations have multiple ethical actors, including the “victim”. Pick one, if available, whose action is not clearly ethical or clearly unethical; these make for more interesting discussion)
2) Identify the action that is being reviewed for its ethical consequences/nature (being specific as to the action allows application of your ethical standard).
3) Select an ethical test. Include the applicable provisions of that ethical test (you can use any ethical test you feel applies, including and not limited to the cowboy code, Kantian ethics, utilitarianism, the ACM code of ethics, the class’ ongoing ethics standard, etc.)
4) Apply the specified provisions of the ethical test you selected to the specific actions you are testing. Is the action ethical, unethical, both ethical and unethical, ethically neutral, etc.?


Ethical Analysis – Use of bio-engineered animals and insects