Read through the “Moral Dilemmas” introduction and choose an ethical dilemma that presents enough complication that you can write a full three-page essay from it
Instructions from my professor:
Read through the “Moral Dilemmas” introduction and choose an ethical dilemma that presents enough complication that you can write a full three-page essay from it.
I picked the ethical dilemma already. (last paragraph of this instruction)
Moral dilemmas introduction:
Ethical dilemmas, also known as moral dilemmas, are situations in which there is a choice to be made between two options, neither of which resolves the situation in an ethically acceptable fashion. In such cases, societal and personal ethical guidelines can provide no satisfactory outcome for the chooser. Ethical dilemmas assume that the chooser will abide by societal norms, such as codes of law or religious teachings, in order to make the choice ethically impossible. Knowing how to best resolve difficult moral and ethical dilemmas is never easy, especially when any choice violates the societal and ethical standards by which we have been taught to govern our lives.
A story that I choose:
In Europe, a woman was near death from a special kind of cancer. There was one drug that the doctors thought might save her. It was a form of radium that a druggist in the same town had recently discovered. The drug was expensive to make, but the druggist was charging ten times what the drug cost him to make. He paid $400 for the radium and charged $4,000 for a small dose of the drug. The sick woman’s husband, Heinz, went to everyone he knew to borrow the money and tried every legal means, but he could only get together about $2,000, which is half of what it cost. He told the druggist that his wife was dying, and asked him to sell it cheaper or let him pay later. But the druggist said, “No, I discovered the drug and I’m going to make money from it.” So, having tried every legal means, Heinz gets desperate and considers breaking into the man’s store to steal the drug for his wife
|Paper Type||Critical thinking|
|Number of Pages||3 Page(s)/825 words|