Examples Of Ethical Judgements In Ethics

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Ethics: What do we actually mean with ethics? Some people might say they are moral principles governing or influencing conduct. And what does ethical judgements mean as a whole? According to Hunt and Vitell (1986), ethical judgment is the process of considering several alternatives and choosing the most ethical alternative. In the area of knowledge 'ethics', it is tempting to conclude that because there is no agreement about standards of right and wrong, it follows that there is no knowledge in ethics. After all, individuals and cultures do not have the same moral standards. However, our ethical judgements are just that – judgements. We can make better or worse judgements in ethics and we should know the difference. But what could be a good example for ethical judgements? I think that almost every judgement that says how something needs to be is ethical, since ethics work with social practices and what is/isn't acceptable in societies. In short, ethics…show more content…
There is a large group of people that do not agree with this way of gathering information (producing knowledge). So, when testing is not possible, and we are unable to gather information from it, there is one way of producing knowledge which we can't use. An example of unethical testing might be that In 1963, 22 elderly patients at the Jewish Chronic Disease Hospital in Brooklyn (New York) were injected with live cancer cells by Chester M. Southam, who in 1952 had done the same to prisoners at the Ohio State Prison, in order to "discover the secret of how healthy bodies fight the invasion of malignant cells". This of course is a felony and Southam should be punished. But think about it. Although some people might argue that human and/or animal testing is unethical, it is also a way to innovate and find cures for the world's most bizarre diseases. And if it is legal and people voluntarily 'donate their body' for scientific research, what is the

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