Knowledge and a complete understandning of an action that is evil allows the prevention of harm. You cannot learn evil, because if you learn, it is automatically good for this reason. He then states that understanding is good, and you must understand to have learned. That is true, because if you do not understand the information presented to you, then you do not have knowledge of it, and if you do not have knowledge of it, it has not been learned. Augustine builds off of this by stating that not having an understanding is not good because understanding is good.
JUSTICE IN NICOMACHEAN ETHICS: Aristotle observed in book V of the nicomachean ethics that the word justice is has a double meaning as: “Justice can mean either lawfulness or fairness, since injustice is lawlessness and unfairness. The laws encourage people to behave virtuously, so the just person, who by definition is lawful, will necessarily be virtuous. Virtue differs from justice because it deals with one’s moral state, while justice deals with one’s relations with others. Universal justice is that state of a person who is generally lawful and fair. Particular justice deals with the “divisible” goods of honor, money, and safety, where one person’s gain of such goods results in a corresponding loss by someone else.” TYPES OF JUSTICE: Following are the three main types of justice in accordance with Aristotle: Distributive justice (This deals with the distribution of burden) Compensatory justice (This deals in the matter of compensating persons for wrong doing) Retributive justice (This involves the
Although both sides expressed interesting and developed arguments, I think that the group that opposed the idea of side hoes had a stronger argument in this particular case. Kantianism, stating that an act is moral if it does not involve using someone as solely a means to an end, and if it can be made into a universal law, applied to this situation, was most compelling. The act of having a side hoe has very clear ethical violations under Kantianism. The argument could be made that the person who has a side hoe is using said side hoe as simply a means to attain temporary pleasure. This argument is strengthened by the fact that the existence of the side hoe is kept secret (from the partner and presumably form most people in the main hoe’s life).
A psychopath provides an interesting take on morality, they understand ethics and have morals however, they choose society 's distinction between what is right and wrong at the time of their choosing and gravitate to their notion of principals. For the most part, the world is unlike these individuals, however it is fair to say that similar to psychopaths, individuals who stray from ethics even for morally good reasons, are considered to have distorted morals. In Shakespeare's iconic Macbeth and Shirley Jackson's lesser known "The Possibility of Evil", the protagonists' Macbeth and Miss. Strangeworth have good intentions when making decisions that involve others. However, both characters have skewed morals, which they allow to influence the
(Friedrichsen et al., 2011) In the case of absolute truth, patients are ready to hear the truth because they feel like they control the situation. It gives an opportunity to plan their lives for the remaining time. They don’t want physicians to hide the truth: it will not help, it will hurt them. In the case of partial truth, patients want to hear only some parts of truth which help them to maintain hope. They avoid asking questions regarding information that they don’t want to know.
Nevertheless, we still have aspects that require attention if we will keep our young athletes safe. Part of it has to do with overcoming the culture and attitude associated with concussions and brain injury. Sometimes coaches, athletes and parents still do not treat concussions as seriously as they should. In some cases, athletes will attempt to downplay the symptoms because they want to continue playing. However, you should always take a concussion with the utmost seriousness.
The skills one would need to embody to be a good leader is someone who has a set of personal ethics that ensures leadership, takes charge and uses, and doesn’t abuse, their power, but is also liked by their followers. Leadership roles are best performed with a good set of ethics. Aristotelian virtues are the best set of ethics that a leader can have. These virtues or ethics are: courage, temperance, generosity, magnificence, magnanimity, ambitious, patience, truthfulness, carism, friendliness, modesty, and righteous indignation. If a leader is courageous and generous, they would step up to the call of duty, but also respect and give to their following.
The article exploited the man’s empathy and used his empathy to influence his beliefs. Having empathy is a liability when taking moral action rather than a guide because having empathy leads to bias, a lack of reason, and confusion between empathy and compassion. One’s empathy is a hindrance because having empathy can lead to being unfairly biased for or against a certain cause, idea, or person. An example of this
Certain rules that individuals who don’t believe in rules may not believe in rules on things such as speed limits and trespassing laws. The laws listed above provide safety and stability to the society, so it is very important to follow these laws. If I were a person that believed that laws didn’t apply to me and choose to break the speed limit I would be putting many people in danger, but most importantly it would be a detriment to the way society works. As mentioned before speed limits add stability and a way of functioning to the society so it isn’t complete anarchy. Not following laws or not believing these laws pertain to you messes up public order.
“It is easy to argue that people should be stopped from putting themselves in danger”.Some people may say that people in life or death situations deserve to pay the consequences since they were the one’s that put themselves that that position .These people should not be held for their actions or situations that they are in for the following reason from the story “The Cost of Survival”, “Usually, when people need to be rescued , it is because something unexpected happened.” First of all , these people who are in these type of situations may not have even known that this would occur or that they were putting themselves in danger. According to the story “The Most Dangerous Game”, “ he realized he had reached too far and had lost his balance. The cry was pinched off short as the blood-warm waters of the Caribbean Sea closed over his head”. Rainsford had no idea that he was going to fall over and be left by himself on the island with nobody by his side.The story also states that “ The menacing look in the eyes did not change.The revolver pointed as rigidly as if