Theoretical Dilemmas: The Consequences Of Ethical Reasoning

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Ethical Reasoning Ethical dilemmas can sometimes be very complex situations where the decision and individual makes could have a negative effect on either party, depending on which decision you choose. I believe that every person has the intention of doing the right thing but in some cases there is not a right choice and one or both sides of the situation could have negative consequences. For example lets take four individuals in a college setting, three guys and one girl. The guy’s names are Mark, Jake, and Andrew, and the girls name is Alexa. Mark and Alexa have been dating since high school and decided to keep dating throughout college. One day in class Alexa meets Jake and they get to know each other and eventually start hanging out more …show more content…
The ethical dilemma in this situation is that Mark has no clue that Alexa has been going out on dates with Jake so it is up to Andrew to decide what to do. Andrew has a couple of option of how to approach this situation. The first option would be to simply tell Mark about what has been going on but by doing that could possibly ruin the relationship of all three of the individuals. On the other hand Andrew could approach Alexa about the situation and tell her that this is wrong to do and leave it up to her to fix the problem herself. The last option Andrew has is to not say anything at all and let this situation play out without his interference at all which also could end badly for someone in this position. Whatever Andrew chooses to do it seems as though there is no right option due to the fact that someone is going to get hurt no matter what. By analyzing different types of decisions we can make in different situations will give us a better perspective when it comes to ethical dilemmas and the …show more content…
The first subgroup of this is called Conventionalist Decision Style, which primarily means that you decide to do something because that’s what society would do as a whole. For example if someone sees a house burning to the ground that individual would call the fire department due to the fact hat what the majority of society would do the same exact thing in that situation. Next is called Individualist Decision Style and this where you make decisions on what works best for you not matter what the circumstances are. I have personally had to use this decision style in my life for example my father wanted me to become and engineer but when I got to college I wasn’t really interested in that subject so I had to look at my own interests so that is why I switched to business. Finally the last Style is called Legitimist, which is based on the authoritative law that governs society. Basically meaning if the government says that something is illegal it should be deemed bad for everyone. For example, if you see someone robbing a store you are going to call the police because that is deemed illegal under

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