Summary : ' Veil Of Ignorance ' And ' The Golden Rule ' Essay

2385 Words Sep 10th, 2014 10 Pages
Matthew 7:12: Matthew 7:12 is reiterating the Golden Rule, it states “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law of the Prophets.” The golden rule is often mentioned in bioethics because when making decisions the Golden Rule is used as a comparative. When you put certain situations into perspective, using yourself as the patient, it often will make it easier to decipher right from wrong.
Exodus 21:22-23:
Veil of ignorance: A veil of ignorance was first introduced by Rawls. This is part of a theory he developed in which individuals are behind this veil. Behind this veil, individuals have no knowledge of themselves; this includes sex, race, nationality, and taste. This is Rawls way of minimizing prejudices and personal biases. This theory by Rawls is important for us to think about because there are so many biases in the world today. Many different aspects affect every decision that we make, as well as issues we will look at in bioethics.
Technological Imperative: The technological imperative can be summarized as just because cause can do something does that mean we ought to do it. As technology is advancing over the years, science may be growing faster than the moral aspect. An example of this is stem cell research, genetic intervention, and cognitive enhancement. Each of these subjects in recent years has grown and been more widely known. As the technology of today’s world is growing so rapidly, we must look at the moral…

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