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    In today’s media there are things that are considered morally correct which is shown in a person’s behavior or activity. This is known as ethics which is defined by the oxford school dictionary as a standard of right behaviour or moral principles. There are three levels of ethics: metaethics, normative and applied ethics. Metaethics is a more basic understanding of moral reasoning. Normative ethics can be seen as more following the rules and regulations of the expected moral decisions. Applied ethics accepts both general guidelines and big rules which involves balancing these conflicting interests. There was an article made on November 11th, 2016 in the Tribune online newspaper by a reporter named Lamech Johnson. This article is entitled…

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    Normative theories of ethics are meant to assist in the discovery of what is right and wrong. These moral theories rely on principles that determine whether an action is right or wrong. Some normative theories include utilitarianism, virtue ethics, W.D. Ross’s intuitonism, the categorical imperative, or deontology. Ethics is often used interchangeably with morality so it is not too surprising to learn ethics addresses questions of morality in philosophy. There is, however, a defining…

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    For centuries, philosophers have applied sets of normative principles in effort to distinguish if an action is morally right or wrong. The purpose of normative ethics is to help guide society on how humans ought to act. These theories provide justifiable and reliable outcomes to determine if an action is moral or immoral. Two principles that play a significant role in normative ethics are consequentialism and Kantianism. When faced with a moral dilemma, these theories may agree or conflict with…

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    Agent Of Socialization

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    Life Event and Agent of Socialization People experience many things throughout their lives that can change or influence them in both positive and negative ways. Many agents affect the way we behave, think, and act in social settings whether we know it or not. Much like events experienced in life, agents can have a positive and negative impact on our day-to-day living. This discussion paper will cover an event that I have personally experienced that has affected my development in some way. I…

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    Ethics can either be descriptive or normative. Normative ethics is concerned with what should be or ought to be done. Descriptive ethics on the other hand refers to the analysis or the application of it in action. Administrative ethics closely relates to the social and cultural context in which it functions, that is, it operates primarily from two worldviews. These approaches are modernity and post modernity worldviews. Modernity refers to the social, cultural and economic changes that are…

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    Ethics is an incredibly complex area of knowledge. Each individual holds a unique perspective, influenced by their personal experiences and emotions. The view of ethics held by a society is, to a large extent, the most commonly held view among its citizens, sometimes with large influences from leaders. It is important to examine ethics because they are pivotal in many of the choices we make, and individuals and as a society. We need to try to understand what is right, and what is wrong. That is,…

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    Ethical dilemmas occur in all types of business throughout the world. Due to recent scandals and events, ethics is playing an even larger role in big business. The evolution of ethics in business is helping to form new standards to help new businesses navigate the ethical landscape and get started off on the right foot. Facebook, Wal-Mart, and Apple have all encountered and overcome multiple ethical dilemmas. This case study is an in-depth analysis of those ethical dilemmas including…

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    Ethical Egoism Is Good

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    Every person has their own perspective of ethics. Each human being has their own set of moral rules, or beliefs, that guide them in their behavior. Though there are quite a few philosophical theories to which a person may rest their convictions, ethical egoism is among the ones most debated. In this paper, I will argue as to why ethical egoism is not a good philosophy to follow. Ethical egoism is the normative theory that it is always morally right to encourage a person's own good. A normative…

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    policy. He chose to not assist the man and continue with his day because it was in his best interest to remain at his post. Here is a different situation, what if this fireman were to be sitting outside on his lunchbreak off the clock and receive this distress call from this woman. The fireman would technically be a citizen enjoying a lunch. Then he would have a moral and legal obligation due to the fact he has first responder training and the skillset to help the man. As a citizen he would be…

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    A utilitarian would say that the ethics of the act depend on the consequences. For a one way mission to Mars, the positive consequences could be discovery of water, minerals and other useful natural resources. There could also be beneficial scientific discovery. Negative consequences could include decrease in health of the astronauts, loss of money, and loss of life. Using utilitarianism is very difficult in this case because the actual consequences are unknown. If a certain group of people had…

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