The premise of this paper is to answer the ethical dilemmas with either the theories of “good versus evil”, “wrong versus right”, and “ought/should be versus what is”. In everyday life the average person is approached with ethical dilemmas. They may be easily resolved or more complex and result in some form of sacrifice. This particular decisions are unknowing influenced by the individual’s environment, culture, parental views. In this paper I will challenge the dilemmas with wither the individual in the situation made a bad or good choice in their decision making. In addition, I will apply the theories of St. Augustine and St. Aquinas to give their viewpoint and decision making of the particular dilemmas.
The first ethical dilemma involves a newspaper columnist that signed a contractual agreement with one newspaper organization and several months later offered a more financially lucrative position by another newspaper. As a result, she lets her current employer know and informs them that she will be breaking the contract to pursue the other position. Her actions are of …show more content…
His action has a negative effect on the other employees and the productivity of the office. To take an ethical viewpoint of good versus evil we must ask, “Is it justifiable to perform an act that is not in itself evil but produces mixed consequences, some of them beneficial and others harmful?” (Ruggiero, 01/2011, p. 125). He was hired for his work and how he could possibly compliment or help the office accomplish their daily objectives. According to St. Augustine theology, the employee decision was evil because it was selfish and knew the possible ramifications of his decision. St Aquinas well view it as evil also because the employee was tempted and took advantage of his supervisor by taking extra unpaid time off. He provided no valid reasoning and his faith had no influence on his