Veil Of Ignorance Analysis

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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
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A: There are three main categories of ethical theories, teleological, deontological, and virtue-driven. Each other these differ in multiple ways as well as having strengths and weaknesses. Teleological is a consequence driven theory, meaning the end result plays key role in decisions. Ethical egoism, utilitarianism, and natural law all fall underneath the teleological ethical theory. The teleological focuses on the ability to predict the consequence of an action before deciding on an action. Utilitarianism proposed by John Stuart Mill and Jeremy Bentham falls underneath this category due to trying to have the greatest good for the most amount of people, and predicting what will be the best choice to make it happen. Egoism rather than focusing on what will make the greatest amount of people happy; the main focus is on what will benefit you, again considering the consequences before making a decision. Some strengths of the teleological theory are they we as human beings generally want to make everyone happy, doing the greatest good possible. Some weaknesses of this theory although we try to make everyone happy it is never possible to make everyone happy. As well as we cannot predict that future, we may do research to help us make the best decision possible, the final outcome is not guaranteed. The next of the three theories is deontological, this theory is principal driven rather than consequence driven. This theory states that people should keep in mind their duties and …show more content…
A factor that every human has whether they way know it specifically or not is a worldview. By having a worldview this can help each of us determine the value of life, whether this is or is not a God, as well as answering the question of how each living thing came to this Earth. In a Christian Theism worldview, it is believed that there is one God who wants a relationship with each of his creations. From this we know that this places significance on each of God’s creations to have value. A worldview that does differ from Christian Theism in many ways is New Age Pantheism. Although multiple differences due to New Age Pantheism believe that everything in the world is “God”, ones who believe in this worldview place much significance on each creation on this Earth. Everything is seen to be sacred. This impacts their value in each and every life; people who have this worldview would believe that bacteria, trees, insects, dogs, and human all have the same value in life. Believing that each of these whether it be bacteria or a human is just as sacred as the other, and we should value each of these equally because they are all God. This worldview does differ from Christian Theism; Christian theism does place value in all of God’s creations however we do tend to play more emphasis on a human life rather than bacteria that could be harmful to us. As God states in Genesis 1:26-27, “Then God

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