Ethics, Law, And Society Essay

751 Words Apr 26th, 2016 4 Pages
There are many things that I have learned about ethics, law, and society. One of these lessons is the fact that every situation can be evaluated differently. Some situations require Deontology to make the most ethical decisions based off of others rights, duties, and the consequences it will produce while other situations can produce moral decision-making by only considering the consequences also known as Consequentialism. Applying these two ways of evaluating different subjects, such as, abortion, euthanasia, speech, guns, and drugs helped me understand just how complicated societies views can be for each subject. I learned that depending on how you evaluated it, either through deontology or consequentialism, shaped whether someone thought it was moral or not. For this reason, many of these topics and some of the other topics that we have discussed in class are still controversial today with our society. This is why it is so hard to make a law deciding if abortion and euthanasia are moral things and should be made legal or if they are not moral and should be kept illegal.
Another thing that I have learned is that it is important to listen to each person’s evaluation of a circumstance without being angry or defensive because it does not match my own. This has taught me to be slow to interrupt and to listen fully because they may have great points. What I may think is an ethical way of dealing with euthanasia can be shown to be less ethical in someone else’s eyes. This is…

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