Philosophy Of Human Conduct
“The Death Penalty the Contemporary Problem”
October 13, 2008
In taking this Philosophy of Human Ethic class I have learned so many new things regarding ethics. I did not realize how many different areas of Ethics there were. My contemporary problem I will discus in this paper in “The Death Penalty”. I feel that this is a cruel and harsh punishment and the United States should stop administering it. I will also identify some of the different areas involved in ethics and how they affect me. I will discuss the different types of fallacy’s and their differences. I will also describe some Ethical Principles and God’s Commandments and Ethics. I will give some personal examples of how Ethics and the many different aspect of ethics in my own life.
In reading the book “Consider Ethics”, by Bruce M. Walker, he described dealing with “Thinking About Ethics.’ I found that I have never really taken the time to ask “What’s the Question.” Many times in life do we ever take the time to know what the question is? Well as stated in chapter 1 “That depends.” It depends on what you are talking about and for what reasons. They have been several cases where I thought I was arguing a particular point, and realized that I was not clear on what my argument was? (Ch.1)
When I look at this concerning the death penalty I have to ask myself, have I answered the question, have I really thought out my argument and have I backed it up with relevant information? I say yes I have to all three. The death penalty is wrong because I believe it is not up to us to take another person’s life. Having the death penalty will not stop murders and violators from stopping their crimes. I feel that the death penalty is racially bias to racial minorities. Lastly, there have been too many cases where an innocent person has come close to death for a crime they did not commit.
Case in point; on January...