Ethics and Critical Thinking
Consider the following questions when writing your paper. The responses to these questions should find mention, not necessarily in this order, but somewhere in your reflection paper.
? What does ethics mean to you?
? What are some of the tools of critical thinking for ethics? Have you ever used these? How?
? Describe some different beliefs about ethical living. Which ones do you tend to agree with more? Is it hard to live ethically?
? What role do reason, emotion, and intuition play when making ethical decisions? Have you experienced these, and have you ever felt a conflict between the three? Why or why not?
Keep these points in mind when writing your reflection paper:
1. Your paper should bring out a summary of the key concepts and ideas from the lessons covered in Weeks 1 to 3 that relate to the questions above. Ensure that this is very concise and to the point. Specifically include ideas and concepts that are new for you and have significantly enhanced your previous understanding of ethics.
2. Choose an ethical dilemma from your personal experience or a contemporary societal problem. When writing your paper, refer to this issue and describe what you think could be the cause of this problem. If you were to think of a solution to this ethical dilemma, what would it be?
3. Use your responses to show your own personal belief system. Begin to think about your personal belief system now, so that you can start to build on it for your personal code of ethics,