Your written section this module will ask you to craft a thesis statement. The T

Your written section this module will ask you to craft a thesis statement. The T

Your written section this module will ask you to craft a thesis statement. The Thesis is a brief, concise overview of the argument being presented in a paper. It serves as a roadmap for the reader, a touchstone that they can use to understand and contextualize all of the arguments made. Every claim and sentence in a paper is meant to support or build upon this Thesis.
Remember, this assignment is intended to build toward the final project. The written sections are designed to be able to serve (with minor modifications) as sections in the written section of the final project.
Instructions
Review the EIML Assignment Instructions.
Written Section:
Construct a ‘thesis statement’ which describes clearly your position on your central issue.
Answer the following prompt:
In 1-2 paragraphs, give a few reasons why you think the position you identified above is the most ethical choice on that issue.
Engagement Section:
Respond to the following prompt:
Construct a ‘trolley problem’ that you think describes a central ethical dilemma in your central issue and tell me what the ‘correct’ choice is – pull the lever or not. Remember, build your problem in such a way that you think most people reading it will agree with your choice!
There are a couple of ways to approach this assignment.
1) Make a trolley problem variant. The Trolley problem is known for having a near-infinite ability to be altered and changed without losing the core concept of reducing a complex scenario to pulling (or not) a lever. This involves taking the basic trolley problem and changing something (such as, what’s on each side of the track, how many tracks there are, what you have to do to change the outcome, etc.) in order to make a new problem that elicits different intuitions. Famous examples include the Fat Man (from Judith Thompson) or the Transplant Surgeon / Organ DonorLinks to an external site. case. There are, in fact, so many variants of the trolley problem that it has become a meme. For more examples, see this article on modern trolley problem variantsLinks to an external site., this simulationLinks to an external site., or even this parody articleLinks to an external site..
One way to engage with this question is to make your own variant and discuss what it is meant to show – for instance, the Transplant Surgeon shows a case where most people believe it is NOT ethical to save more lives – the opposite of the classic trolley problem.
2) Create a different scenario. Come up with an anecdote, story, example, situation, etc. that you think you can use to illustrate a point. This can be (but doesn’t need to be) related to your central topic from EIML.
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