Ethical Possession Of Knowledge: Right Or Wrong?

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Also, there is an universal law to this theory which states that one's actions are based on maxims only that would be accepted as universal law and that the principle of any action should be applicable in any situation. Thus, in this case the use of eugenics to improve the future generations of the human race, notwithstanding the outcome, was ethically incorrect as the decision to breach the rights of other individuals is universally considered to be immoral.
Although from the perspective from an utilitarian, this decision based on eugenics can be seen much differently. The principle of utilitarianism states that: if an action aims at bringing about happiness for a maximum amount of people, then the action can be considered to be correct.

Hence the act of Eugenics was the right thing to do as although it harmed a some people, it was still beneficial for …show more content…

Furthermore, the counterclaim explains the fact that the way an individual chooses to act based on their possession of knowledge, undoubtedly carries an ethical responsibility also.
Anyone with the possession of knowledge is forced to assess the potential consequences of their actions. My overall outlook on the referenced claim is that if you possess the knowledge to determine right from wrong from other types of knowledge gained, you have the responsibility to make ethical decisions.
Thus, any individual with the possession of knowledge must assess the possible consequences of their actions. Hence as an overall outlook, we can safely conclude that if an individual posses any sort of knowledge, he must evaluate the rights from the wrongs and choose ethically, what to do with the knowledge he possesses.
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