1) Define and explain the four ways to reach an ethical decision. A. Emotional
2) What are the two ways that most people use to make their ethical decisions? A. Emotional
3) Juxtapose the way to ways most people use to make their ethical choices with the concept of ethical validity in an Ethical/critical Thinking Paradigm
Ethical Validity means you have to base your choices on facts and logic
4) Explain what your own position is when it comes to making your own ethical decisions—Do you believe that they need to be ethically valid?—Why?
Yes, I believe they need to be ethically valid because it make a lot more sense to others when you base it on facts on logic and not just going by what others do or what you are feeling. Emotions and majority will end up just hurting you in the long run.
5) Should anyone [e.g., like your children] listen to you if your ethical decisions are not ethically valid? Why?
No, they should not have to listen to you because they should be able to create their own opinions on certain things using facts and logic. Everyone’s opinions are not always correct. I would try to guide my children on forming their own opinions using facts and logic.
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6) What is the difference between a fact & an opinion?
Facts you have to be able to see and count.
Are facts more powerful than opinions? Why?
No, opinions are not valid. Facts are way more powerful because you can see and count them. Opinions are just someone’s own thoughts on something that have not used any logic.
7) Are all opinions equally valid? Why/Why Not?
No, opinions are not equally valid because there is no ethical validity and do not have any facts logic. Opinions are just formed on someone’s personal thoughts.
What makes your “opinions” anymore valid then anyone else’s?
From learning in this class my opinions are not more valid then anyone else’s. Now, when I form an opinion on something I can base them on facts.
8) Is it “OK” to make Ethical decisions based on your opinions—or should all your ethical decisions be based on facts or logic? Why/Why not?
Ethical decisions should be based on both facts AND logic. When you base your opinions using these then your opinions are more valid.
If you believe that opinions are sometimes ok to rely on when making ethical choices—then give three (3) examples– & why its ok to rely on your “opinions” in these situations.
9) Define & explain the competing ethical concepts of Virtue vs. Freedom in an ethical/critical Thinking Paradigm.
A. Virtue means do the right thing.
B. Freedom means being able to find out the truth.
Explain what your position on these 2 issues is & why?
Freedom is always what people seem to choose because finding out the truth is always better then knowing the lie. Also, having too much freedom can get you into trouble. Virtue is always hard for people to do. Not a lot of people have virtue, with this day and age everyone is only out for them.
Can you have both? Why?
No, when you choose one then it always becomes a habit, and that will be the one you will always choose.
Which one is more important to you? Why?
Virtue, because I have a conscience, if I chose freedom then I would regret it in the long run.
Can you have too much freedom?
Yes, because it will make you get into trouble and make you choose the wrong decisions and in the end it will hurt you. 10) Explain the 2 parts of the Socratic Method & how it works?
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A) Asking questions when trying to learn
B) Sit down and examine your life at least once a week
What are the benefits of using it both for yourself and with others in your daily life?
The benefits of the Socratic Method are that when you sit down and examine your life, you can pick out the good things and bad things and hopefully change them. Then maybe if need be you can change you daily routine.
When you ask questions to learn stuff then you can more and better yourself.