Format: One page (no more, no less ), typed Times New Roman, 12pt font, 1 inch margins Double spaced no extra line spacing before or after paragraphs Avoid: Rhetorical questions, “etc.,” contractions, “valid point,” “that being said,” “in my opinion,” informal fallacies Tips: Get to the point – these are very short assignments, spending a paragraph giving an introduction is a waste of space. Focus your thought – target the key concept or idea that you are trying to discuss in the response. Ignore extraneous information. Be clear. Be concise. Stay on target.
What is the most important thing?Identify the morally relevant fact. If there is more than one morally relevant fact then identify the overriding moral fact. Ethical theories rely on a conception of “the good” in order to assess right and wrong. In making a moral judgment we must, therefore, identify which features are important to consider while making our assessment. There are many facts for any situation but only some of those facts are morally relevant. This assignment asks you to identify the [most] morally relevant fact. You must then show how this fact is important to our assessment of right and wrong in this situation.
These solutions may offer step-by-step problem-solving explanations or good writing examples that include modern styles of formatting and construction of bibliographies out of text citations and references. Students may use these solutions for personal skill-building and practice. Unethical use is strictly forbidden.In de Maupassant’s “The Vendetta,” the most morally relevant fact is this: On the old mother’s conception of the good, and, thereby, on her assessment of right and wrong, the promise of vendetta she made to her dead son—and to herself—was a sacred, categorically unbreakable promise. This fact is important to our assessment of right and wrong, in this situation and in many others, precisely because it forces upon us the moral fact that such assessments can be inextricably, necessarily complex: Our assessments of right and wrong must take situations, people, and deeds for what they are....
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