Concordia University - Portland Personal Ethics Statement: An Ethical Mind
There are several theories that can help to shape the ethical mind by providing a base perspective of what is ethical. My own ethical characteristics which include being honest, fair, compassionate, courageous, patient, and generous are based on my perspective of what is ethical which developed through learned behaviors and actions. According to Willard (n.d.), the ethical body can be examined by evaluating the personality, actions, and character of an individual. The personality, or mind, provides the base for ethical decision-making, but it is influenced by the ethical perspective that is adopted. This then …show more content…
For example, the evolutionary psychology theory utilizes a spiraling decision-making model based on the conscious and subconscious where ethical principles are identified, and intuitive information is considered to determine the ethical nature of the dilemma (Woiceshyn, 2011). Since I primarily align with the Virtue Theory, this type of process where the ethical principles are identified and then analyzed would most likely be a valid option for determining a rational decision. However, it is still crucial to avoid rationalizations that can have a negative impact on ethical decision-making, not to be confused with supported decisions made through rationality (Josephson, …show more content…
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