I thought that this chapter was interesting because I think in a similar way. He believed that for one to be moral, they need to have an appropriate motive for undertaking a task. It cannot be based on selfish reasons and it does not have to appease the public. You do something because it is right. He also states that we often mistake ideas for our own because of conformity.
The diction used in the persuasive piece can be seen as too complex especially to readers who are of a lower level ability. An example of a term used in the text that can be of great challenge to readers is “post hog ergo propter hoc” which is a logical fallacy. There was no inherent biases to his argument as he gave recommendation at the end of the article stating that he would discourage those around him from Dutty winning, while at the same time opposing the decision to have a state ban on ‘Dutty Winning’; this made his argument balanced. There were valid assertions to his stance; this is seen evident in last paragraph where he says “I would need to know more about the real medical effects before supporting a state ban.” On the other hand there was inadequate evidence to support his claim. If there was more evidence to prove that ‘Dutty Winning’ is not a health risk then it would have been more effective in persuading the readers.
they lead their country by a short route to chaos” (Bolt, 1990:6). By analysing this quote, one can certainly identify that Thomas More relies on his conscience to be a guide to him. His conscience is the part of him that shapes his morals and inspires him to be a man of integrity. Merrigan (2017:25) states that “to be faithful to conscience means to act responsibly in the light of one’s knowledge of one’s duty.” Sir Thomas More has the knowledge and insight to know that it was unethical to involve others into his decisions before and during his trial. He deliberately decides to keep quiet and also not involve his family in his predicament even though they were also suffering the consequences of his
I was naïve for not being able to cut my losses, and I paid the price. “At the moment it seemed like a good idea”, is what maybe goes through everyone’s mind after they come into their senses from our failed attempts in Escalation of Commitment. Persistence is not always a good thing, and it could lead people into their own demise. I learned that you shouldn’t ignore the subtle signs that are given to you, whether to continue
O’Brien wants to follow through with his plan of revenge on Bobby however his morals prevent him from doing what he truly wants to do. This is shown when O’Brien says, “Jorgenson blinked and tried to smile. Oddly I almost felt sympathy for him”(O’Brien 189). This shows that even though O’Brien wants badly to hate Bobby, he cannot because his morals are getting in the way of his true feelings. This dilemma relates to morality because in the end, O’Brien decides to make the right decision and not get revenge on Bobby; instead just scare him a
He’s using this idea to propel his ruthless plans. He begins his response to Cassio’s lament of the loss of his reputation with: “As I am an honest man” (2.3.243). The choice of these words could simply just mean “I could have sworn” or “honestly” as one would say as a nicety. However, Iago carefully chooses the sentence structure to reflect on his desire to be seen as honest. This is a version of dramatic irony as the
It was at the moment Friar Lawrence had found out Friar John did not deliver the letter because he was not able to he realized he made a mistake trusting him and should have given him more time for a task like this. For us to know how Friar Lawrence felt about this news of the important letter he says“Unhappy fortune! By my brotherhood, The letter was not nice but full of charge. Of dear import, and the neglecting it May do much danger.” In this quote it again demonstrates how Friar Lawrence is the one most to blame for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet because of how he thought his actions over without thinking about the main
1. Discuss the moral principle being followed by the XO. XO (Hunter) is acting based not only on the orders given to him but he thinks also the consequences of the orders being given. He is acting with due respect for the good of the many and not to just set the fire for war; it is here where utilitarianism comes in. Utilitarianism acts where the greater value is between either pleasure or pain.
However, this truth remains unknown to Parris, so one has to analyze the situation from his point of view. Disregarding the truth, the first thing Parris worries about is his own name and reputation, instead of his daughter’s wellbeing. Thus, having his estate and daughter involved with witchcraft and unnatural events obviously threatens his rank as a revered. While arguing with Abigail, he says “my ministry’s at stake, my ministry and perhaps your cousin’s life”(Miller, 11), explicitly revealing how he places the importance of his name before Betty’s own sake. Parris is afraid of what others might think of him and avoids facing the congregation in order to evade the topic of witchcraft.
Act as a whistleblower and lose Justin’s trust and friendship while acting in the greater sense for the organization, or 2. Be Justin’s friend, and remain quiet out of respect for Justin, be able to level with him for why he is conducting business this way, and participate in the deceit of the organization. To begin, lets analyze the ‘moral' side of the decision, use your voice, and act as a whistleblower. The concept of ethical reasoning should first be noted as a procedure wherein people form and justify ethical judgments. This process of ethical reasoning, paired with the ideology of utilitarianism, where one acts in the greater good of the higher amount of positive outcomes, would tend to nudge the informed colleague to act as a whistleblower, and not remain quiet.
153). This passage explains Quinn’s focus on narrowing the Doctrine of Doing & Allowing to incorporate morality, as does Thomson. Both individuals are drawn to the idea of a more detailed or revised version of the traditional Doctrine of Doing & Allowing, yet there does not seem to be a distinct difference between their thoughts. Quinn is mainly concerned with this idea of a “Harmful positive agency,” which is “an agent’s most direct contribution to the harm…an action,” and a “Harmful negative agency,” which is “the most direction contribution in an inaction, a failure to prevent the harm.” (Quinn, pg. 163).
Huck’s internal decision of him “going to chance it; I’ll up and tell the truth this time” to Miss Mary Jane about the duke and Dauphin being frauds adds a comical aspect because of the rarity of Huck’s honesty (239). Huck’s convictions of the culture begin to expand inside him, cultivating his values. Unlike other character’s, Huck’s code of conduct develops from seeing the injustices around him, not necessarily from the country’s laws. In Huck’s dialogue, there outwardly appears no change in Huck: “I don’t care shuck for the morality of it, nohow. When I start in to steal a nigger, or a watermelon, or a Sunday school book, I ain’t no ways particular how it’s done, so it’s done,” but beneath the entertainment
His memo defined clarity and was found somewhat ethical and professional in my opinion. Mr. Carnell explained his outrage effectively, while praising the employees who came to work and offering a solution to the problem he faced with the ones he scolded. On the other hand, Mr. Carnell lack the ability to fully understand how this memo and its actions would impact others. Although, Mr. Carnell thought he wrote ethically, he neglected to fully comprehend why certain employees failed to report to work. In reality, employees might have had adequate reasons for not reporting to their duties at PNC Bank.
There are two ways of interpreting his job; it can be perceived as evil, being in control of distorting and manipulating history. In contradiction to this point, he is simply doing what is required of him, his environment being what is compelling him to carry out this action. Another example of the moral ambiguity he lives in was whether or not he should of kept the article or was right to have disposed of it. Winston initially was tempted to keep the document, having it be the morally correct thing to do so, yet would be imposing punishment upon himself. Therefore, for this reason he decided that the states definition of morality was more important than his
177, par 2). De George also claims that there must be strong evidence that making the case public will prevent the threatened serious harm (cite). He says this so that the harm that the engineer might be exposed to will not be greater than the benefits of coming forward with the information. This is a consequentialist way to approach things because it focuses only on harm that can be prevented (mentioned in class). It overlooks the good that can be done for victims and their families by bringing the injustice to light.