Ethical Behavior Essay by tink0224

Ethical Behavior
This paper examines differences in ethics as seen in literature, science, technology and history.
# 16516 | 1,481 words | 1 source | MLA | 2001 | US
Published on Jan 25, 2003 in Ethics (General)

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This paper examines various ethical standards from various educational fields. Albert Camus' "The Stranger", Fyodr Dostovesky's "Crime and Punishment" and "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood, are discussed in the field of literature. Cloning and animal testing are discussed in the field of science. Additionally, history (such as September 11) and technology are discussed.

From the Paper:

"On September 11, 2001, the lives of virtually all Americans were severely affected. Moreover, the entire world heeded an abrupt wake-up call on that day. It was on that Tuesday, which will forever be ingrained in the minds of many, that the American people suffered horrendously shocking terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. These acts were considered highly unethical, immoral, and simply wrong the world over. However, in Afghanistan, where most of the terrorists were from, these acts were celebrated as an act of extreme courage and bravery. The events of September 11 were considered the furthest thing from unethical or immoral there. Taking this extreme example into consideration, it is evident that there is no single code of morals or ethics by which the 6 billion people of the world abide. Thus, how can we know, if at all, that our behavior is ethical? The simple but disturbing truth is that our morals and ethics are just that - ours. These vary according to standards we, as human being, set for ourselves. Therefore, ethics differ by such things as: religion, sex, race, culture, age, geographic location, tradition, education, and career, among others. Ethics are a dominating presence in almost every aspect of our lives, including literature, science, computers, and history."

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