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    Wisdom and the Aging Brain Research Question: Are all older people wise? Introduction “She is wise beyond her years.” We have all heard this said about a young person. But is age the determining factor which makes someone wise, or could it be something else entirely? Moody and Sasser (2015) define wisdom as crystalized intelligence, or “the acquisition of practical experience in everyday life” (p. 98). It is important to understand the nature of wisdom and what it means to be wise.…

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    Moral absolutism is an ethical theory that views moral rules hold without exception. What is right is right and what is wrong is wrong, there are no such things that fall in between. For instance, rape is absolutely wrong. “Even if a woman wears a very short, tight skirt, she should not be raped. Even if the rapist was abused as a child. Even if his wife just cheated on him. Even if the woman looked really, really good in that skirt. The rapist is still accountable. And he still did wrong”…

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    Three Ethical Principles

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    When carrying out an investigation, especially if it involves human beings, it is essential to conduct it as ethically as possible as to respect other's welfare and rights. Ethics, also known as morals, allow us to recognize what is right and wrong. Notwithstand, considering that they rely on each one's values and life experiences, they can be highly subjective. Behavioural norms are standards of conduct learned and strengthened through the course of a lifetime that help us make judgements…

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    My Moral Code Analysis

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    truth is that your morals define who you are. When you look back in history, the famous people are remembered by their moral codes. Hitler is remembered for being an animal with no morals, while in stark contrast, Martin Luther King Jr. is known for being a peace loving, mature activist who pushed to change the morals of an entire nation. But what, or who, made these men into what they are known for? My moral code has been influenced by many things. I feel as though my moral code has been…

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    The trolley problem is a moral paradox that questions human morality. The story begins like this, there is a runaway trolley headed down a steep hill. At the bottom of the hill, there are five workers on the track, in the way of the speeding trolley. You are the driver of the trolley and notice that right before the workers there is another set of tracks. On this set of tracks, there is only one worker. You have the ability to pull a switch and turn the trolley onto the other tracks. So the…

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    researching ethics for this essay, I realized that there is a significant distinction between ethics and morality. These were two things that I had considered one and the same. However, ethics is “the discipline dealing with what is good and bad and with moral duty and obligation” (Merriam-Webster.com, n.d.). Morality is “conformity to ideals of right human conduct” (Merrian-Webster.com, n.d.). Utilizing the word conformity to define morality seems to present an opposition to ethics, in that…

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    Ethical Responsibility: What is a Technical Writer’s Ethical Responsibility? Pernell Joseph Missouri State University October, 2017 Introduction The objective of any profession, is to do what is ethically correct to achieve what is rightfully good. There’s this saying, “what you don’t know, can’t hurt you.” However, I do believe that as a technical writer, what you don’t know can hurt you and all other parties involved. The notion of technical communication being taken out of context by many,…

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    Kristian Alvarez Professor Kyle Yrigoyen Philosophy 61 29 September 2017 Subjectivism Each individual person in the world is equipped with different sets of morals based on the environment they grew up in and how they were raised. This can lead to arguments about what is morally right or wrong.The differences in morals is most apparent when it comes to different Cultures because of the geography and habits based on each group of people. So since Culture relativism exist, there can’t be a real…

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    Essay On Loyalty Syndrome

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    We are defined by the decisions we make in life. How do we know if the choices we make are right or wrong? Loyalty syndrome is an ethical trap where you make decisions based on respect and/or loyalty to an individual, unit, or organization etc. rather than on military rules, regulations, and codes of conduct (Mod 6). I find that loyalty syndrome is important to me because I believe a leader should treat everyone fairly and equally not matter the relationship you have with your personnel. I am…

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    Utilitarianism is making decisions that will bring out the most delight in the majority of people. Consequentialist and utility are the two fundamental principles that utilitarianism is based on. The consequentialist principle is what decides what is correct or incorrect based on the consequences. The utility principle is decided on which consequence is the best decided by the amount of satisfied or unsatisfied people. These principles introduce two formulations: act- and rule-utilitarianism.…

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