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Is there any justification for unethical behavior?

Asked by: Templeton
  • Ethics make the mind

    I sed this as a yes because think of this 5 peopleare tied to a train you can save them all by pushing nabnormilly large fat man on the tracks but it would kill him. Would you kill him but ee it as justified by saving five people. You commit murder but for a giod reason.

  • Anything can be justified

    Justification is the action of showing something to be right or reasonable. Every person perceives everything in a different way. Whether something is right or wrong, is universally different with each person. If someone stabs someone, this is perceived unethical in society today, but the reasoning or the justification behind the stabbing might change peoples perception of wrong to right. Therefore the person who did an unethical thing is capable to showing that their action was reasonable in the circumstances.

  • Anything can be justified

    Justification is the action of showing something to be right or reasonable. Every person perceives everything in a different way. Whether something is right or wrong, is universally different with each person. If someone stabs someone, this is perceived unethical in society today, but the reasoning or the justification behind the stabbing might change peoples perception of wrong to right. Therefore the person who did an unethical thing is capable to showing that their action was reasonable in the circumstances.

  • Depends on the circumstances and the act

    Murder is universally agreed to be a moral evil, but we also agree on exceptions: self-defense for instance. We live in a complex world with a great variety of ethical philosophies. The reason today's world has so much more ambiguity than pre-modern societies is due to the fact that controversial acts our ancestors never dreamed of have arisen(e.G. Abortion, euthanasia, cloning, polygamy, etc.).

  • Morality is Stigmatized by Societal Guidelines

    Ethics are standardized by faces of power in a time period or generation. World War II era civilization displays this perfectly- The general German populous was persuaded through propaganda and community group-think to believe that a single classification of citizen was to blame for an entire nation's misfortunes. Today, we are clearly able to see how ridiculous these ideals are, but at the time, Nazis were cut-throat certain that their biases were justified. This reflects how human nature is swayed and 'ethical behaviors' are fabricated by power. -LMB

  • I believe there is no justification for unethical behavior

    Some may say in the instance of saving life unethical behavior is permissible.
    The dropping of the Atomic Bomb may have saved American lives. Does this somehow negate the impact on innocent Japanese citizens many of whom had never lifted a weapon before?
    The Kantian theory seems to have some merit..


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