The Importance Of Moral Decision Making
Morality is a system by which we make decisions and is possibly the most integral system to our decision making processes: determining if something is right or wrong? Not all moral decisions are as complicated as the one outlined before. We engage with our moral codes on a daily basis, without truly realizing it: is it right to laugh at a sexist joke? Should you connect to this wifi network just because someone forgot to set a password? Do you try to find the owner of the $100 you found on the sidewalk?
The most important shift in our understanding of morality and moral decision making came with the acknowledgement “that morality does not consist of any specific behaviors but of a special perspective of the agent, a certain kind of understanding that the agent has of action and situations” (Puka, 1994). Our culture gives us the understanding to know not to lie, cheat, or steal, but the minutiae