Red - Ethics (Fall 2012) - Flacks, Hawkins

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Students enrolled in Ethics for Science Students will post on ethical issues emerging in the news

Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by Kate P on October 11, 2012
Bullying is a worldwide issue that I feel strongly about. There is no exact cause as to why individuals become bullies because each case is different but there are some common reasons. One might be that an individual might have low self-esteem and bring others down to make themselves feel better. Another may be the satisfaction of having power over others. For what reason an individual might bully someone can vary but the consequences are still the same. The ones being bullied are still walking away with fear, stress and resentment inside them.

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by Emily Choiniere on October 11, 2012
The worst decision a person can make is to text and drive. In my opinion it is always immoral to kill innocent people. That's why I believe it is immoral that people text and drive. It is selfish because it kills many innocent people other than the driver that makes the bad decision, to text and drive. This article discusses the danger of texting and driving.    

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4 years 6 months ago

Your post was short and concise which made for a good interesting read. Strong statistics were used to back up your statements. Virtue ethics is basing ethical behavior on the virtues held by the individual, for example honesty. How to judge morality can fluctuate between different cases. Intentions and benefits to the group or individual are taking into account. In this case, where we are seeing high school dropouts as a problem, morality would depend on the individual and taking consideration the benefits for them and society in this case. I believe that graduating would benefit the individual and society in the long run because they would be setting themselves up to be more successful.

4 years 6 months ago

Your post was very well written and descriptive. You gave multiple view points on the euthanasia debate which made for a strong post. Deontological ethics is the belief that by rule if your intentions are believed to be moral when you act than it its morally correct based on duties and rules. In this case, Canada should not pass a law on making euthanasia legal or not and leave it up to the reasoning of the individual to do what they believe to be moral. Morality is not based on consequences.

4 years 6 months ago

Your post is good because it is straight forward and to the point. It address the issue, explains it, and then your opinion is given. I believe that these big companies must do what will bring the most happiness to the largest amount of people. In the long run, harming the environment will bring pain to the planet so I take a utilitarian point of view and believe that making companies environmentally friendly would be the best decision because it will bring happiness to everyone long term.

4 years 7 months ago

I strongly agree with Amelie E-D that we should not trust Nike. The post was very well written and straight forward to the point which was good. Nike is a company who mass produces their products in factories outside of America so they can lower the workers conditions and treat them horribly. The problem with Nike is they do an amazing job of advertising their product so most people want to buy their products but do not know how bad their production system really is. This creates an ethical dilemma where people want to save money to buy their products cheap but do not want to support the poor working conditions that take place in the production of the Nike product. Do they value their saving money or stopping poor working conditions in other countries more? Many would think the decision is a simple one but disappointingly most people choose to save money.

4 years 9 months ago

I believe capital punishment is not ethical, it is only teaching a wrong with another wrong and if we look at Kant's theory of universalizability this would only show everyone to punishment someone an eye for an eye when there are other ways to punish. Instead of using the death penalty for a murderer we should put them in jail for life without the possibility of parole. The chance of wrongful execution is something also to consider so many times there have been people who have been wrongfully accused of a crime they never committed. http://crookedtimber.org/2004/02/16/kants-approach-to-ethics/ This source shows the theory of Kant. And has a lot of content as to how we should approach this matter.

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4 years 9 months ago

You make great points of how important sleep is. And looking also on fixing your sleep patterns you could look at how many students work full time or part time within being a full time student this also has effect on how the body and mind are being over worked resulting into less sleep. It may be best for a students full potential to put 100%b of there focus on school while being able to get the appropriate amount of sleep. This article I will give you provides a full explanation of the topic you are discussing. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK19958/

Reply to: Sleep vs. College
4 years 9 months ago

You make great points of how important sleep is. And looking also on fixing your sleep patterns you could look at how many students work full time or part time within being a full time student this also has effect on how the body and mind are being over worked resulting into less sleep. It may be best for a students full potential to put 100%b of there focus on school while being able to get the appropriate amount of sleep. This article I will give you provides a full explanation of the topic you are discussing. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK19958/

Reply to: Sleep vs. College
4 years 9 months ago

You make great points of how important sleep is. And looking also on fixing your sleep patterns you could look at how many students work full time or part time within being a full time student this also has effect on how the body and mind are being over worked resulting into less sleep. It may be best for a students full potential to put 100%b of there focus on school while being able to get the appropriate amount of sleep. This article I will give you provides a full explanation of the topic you are discussing. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK19958/

Reply to: Sleep vs. College
4 years 9 months ago

You make great points of how important sleep is. And looking also on fixing your sleep patterns you could look at how many students work full time or part time within being a full time student this also has effect on how the body and mind are being over worked resulting into less sleep. It may be best for a students full potential to put 100%b of there focus on school while being able to get the appropriate amount of sleep. This article I will give you provides a full explanation of the topic you are discussing. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK19958/

4 years 10 months ago

You have a Kant's Universalizability view. Here is a link, I agree with you that not only Toronto but all of Canada should have a mayor that recognizes these issues! These are important issues that need a mayor to step in and take action.http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.champlaincollege.qc.ca/pqrl/docview/2...

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