Individual Ethics

Topics: Ethics, Social philosophy, Morality Pages: 2 (547 words) Published: July 1, 2005

Individual Ethics
Leslie Crenshaw
University of Phoenix
GEN 101
Skills for Life Long Learning I
Lori Dvorak
February 28, 2004

Workshop #5
Ethics are values based on each individual's environment. They are instilled in your being by parents, grandparents, friends and culture. Ethics are a vital part of society by showing others that we are different and not only by physical appearance. Below are my ratings of each ethical style. Duty-Based

In the two scenarios there are instances of a strong duty-based ethics. I rated myself a three in this area. In scenario one, Donna is a very controlling person; I do not see myself as controlling. I do like structure; however, I know that in society you have to give a little in your views to make progress towards the group goal. Stephanie, in scenario two does not like to lie, however sometimes you have to compromise your beliefs for the good of another. Goal-Based

In these scenarios the individuals were very different; Corin put himself first while Darcie thought of the team. I would rate myself as 3 in this ethic type. I would do what is right by helping the team but sometimes you have to take care of yourself before helping anyone else. Darcie was trying to help the team by sticking with the class; however she was hurting herself by staying and not dropping the class. Rights-Based

My personal beliefs to me are mine and mine alone. I do not force my beliefs on anyone else, and therefore do not feel anyone should force theirs on me. In the scenarios for rights-based ethics, the first one was a little sensitive to me. Jerry and Samantha both agreed that the local group had no right to pull the video from the shelf. They believed that people have the right to make up their own minds about the film and therefore have the choice to view the film. I strongly agree with their argument. I do not appreciate it when someone tries to make up my mind for me. I am an intelligent...
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