essay about library late fees
the link attached is article called ” In San Jose, Poor Find Doors to Library Closed.”
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1. Briefly summarize the facts of the case.
2. Then determine what the moral problem. If there are several moral problems, focus on one. Some cases have not only moral, but also legal and/or religious and/or custom-related implications—make sure to clarify and keep them all apart. Once you have chosen one specific moral problem to evaluate, stick with it. Don’t stray, don’t move back and forth between different moral problems.
3. Apply one or more ethical theories from the ones we have studied in class to the case. Briefly describe the theory/theories you are using and quote the principle. For example, quote the Greatest Happiness Principle if you are applying utilitarianism and explain it in your own words. Or quote Kant’s categorical imperative, either the first or the second formula, or both, if you apply both, and interpret them. Other theories could be useful as well, such as Aristotle’s virtue theory and Locke’s theory of human rights.
4. Your application of a theory should be as detailed as possible. When applying utilitarianism, evaluate all potential consequences of all options for everybody affected, then choose the action with the best overall outcome for everybody involved. When applying Kant’s first formula, look for a self-contradiction in the rule of the action, which means it is morally forbidden; if everybody could perform the action under similar circumstances, it is morally acceptable. When applying the second formula, see how people are treated, as persons with respect or as mere means to other people’s ends. When applying Aristotle, look for the action that constitutes the virtuous mean between excess and deficiency in a particular situation for that particular (rational) person. When applying Locke, determine which basic human right is concerned.
5. What is the solution that your application of an ethical theory/ies suggests? Consider at least one possible objection to it.
6. Do you agree with the solution? Why or why not?
Fine issues in the Library
Majority of the middle-class, white, college-educated, as well as the aged individuals, has a clear memory of what the public libraries were when they were children. However, not every person has a similar experience. The people who open up on the issues they had with the public libraries, they display a complicated relationship in their sentiments. A New York Times magazine, through their reporter Carol Pogash, has released a report concerning the policies of the San Jose Public Library about late fees. The fines associated with checkout privileges together with lost materials are also incorporated in the story.