Ethical Dilemma Case Study

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Table of Contents 1. Description of the ethical dilemma 2 2. Specific problems according to ethical dilemmas 3 2.1 Ethical decisions have extended consequences 3 2.2 Ethical decisions have multiple alternatives: 4 3. Ethical reasoning theories 8 3.1 Virtual approach 9 3.2 Utilitarian Approach 9 4. How knowledge about ethical reasoning theories changes your actions: 11 5. Conclusion 11 References 12 1. Description of the ethical dilemma Several weeks ago a remarkable ethical dilemma occurred when two of my housemates Ali and Ammar had a fight for the settlement of the Internet bill lead to a mail-hacking. Ali had a conflict with Ammar in the living room after a housemate meeting among all the mates at night Ali refused to pay the…show more content…
Ethical issues are rarely antithetical with directly-opposed returns and some corresponding cost. In reality we can do everything right, but still not achieve the desired outcome. Just because we made the decision—for all the right reasons—the outcome will not always be as desired. (Mike Blackwell, 2008) As I noticed everything in my eyes, I should try to create various results according to this dilemma. Many possibilities could happen. Since Ali is my friend and should I be with him completely? And should I continue friendship with Ali after this issue? Should I only put the Plame on Ali ? or I should put the Plame on Ammar ? In fact, if will try to be frank with Ali and stop my friendship with him that would be unfair because he is my friend and a situation like this problem could have many ramifications and one action from one person raised up the other one reaction with intention to revenge each other. Meanwhile, I could support Ammar and be in his side as he had been hacked and stolen by Ali and his friends. Moreover, the action and the reaction from both of them in manner that they both harmed each other make the ethical constraints for the…show more content…
How knowledge about ethical reasoning theories changes your actions: The role of ethical theories is dominant in the field of ethical decision making. For example, when I tried to figure out the corners of this dilemma via fairness approach I discovered that when dealing with an ethical issue you should try to get rid of your emotions and friendships and struggle to point out the justice’ face. In addition, if I was not fair I could be totally with my friend like a blind without the need to know more but the ethical reasoning theories change my critical thinking to obey about what is good or bad. In the absence of a perfect world, we must then strive to improve the quality of our ethical decisions, recognizing we will never be perfect. We can improve our performance by first understanding the characteristics of ethical dilemmas. Also, there must be a process imposed on our decision making that will improve consistency. Hence, it is mandatory that we apply principles that are consistent with Scripture. 5.
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