Assignment 2: Ethics in Your Life
Consider an ethical dilemma you or someone you know faced recently. Write a one- to two-page paper reflecting upon the following:
- How did you decide how to resolve the ethical dilemma? Did you focus on the possible consequences of various choices? Did you consider how your actions would affect other people in your life, community, or in the world? Did you apply a moral rule that you believe has universal authority? Alternatively, did you consider what a person you admire would do?
- Which ethical theory that we’ve studied this week most resembles the approach you took in resolving your ethical dilemma? For example, if you thought about consequences, how did your approach compare to the utilitarian principles we’ve studied this week?
Would another ethical theory have come to a different conclusion? Explain why or why not