The Relationship between Critical Thinking and Ethics
The relationship between critical thinking and ethics is quite inseparable to say the least. I stated in another one of my writings that ethics is the moral principles that helps a person determine good from bad; governs a person's behavior. Critical Thinking is the ability to apply reasoning and knowledge to new or unfamiliar ideas, opinions or situations. Now, to answer the question above, ethics relate to critical thinking because it allows you to apply sound judgment in any particular situation- whether in your personal life, career or education. It gives someone the ability to process all of the presented information and based on the way someone takes the given information, they will respond or react according to whether they feel it is right or wrong/good or bad.
Remembering, understanding, applying, analyzing, evaluating and creating are the six levels of thinking in the critical thinking process. These levels are detrimental to the way we think and how we process information. Critical thinking and ethics shows the corilation of how they go hand in hand. When solving problems, I can use critical thinking to make clear and concise judgments based off the information provided. I can use reasoning and understanding when evaluating the situation at hand. The benefits of doing so will help me to respond effectively and attempt to solve the problem with the best approach. I will not be acting off of pure instinct, but off of insight and gathered information as well.
After completing the Ethical Lens Inventory, my blind spot and ethical lens summary describes that I listen to my intuition to determine the greatest good for each individual. It states that I prioritize the value of sensibility over rationality. I believe that I cannot put everyone’s situation in a general category, but I am the type of person to assess a situation individually and provide an individual solution to each problem. I tend to...