Critical Thinking and Ethics
Are the principles and rules of critical thinking applicable to ethical reasoning? Why?
The principles and rule of critical thinking are acceptable to ethical reasoning. In making an ethical decision a person will have to go through the same steps as critical thinking. The first thing and any situation is to identify the problem, and a person have to identify that ethical issue that need to be solved. The second step is research, and a lot of ethical principles come from some background source. In the analysis step for ethical reasoning, a person will have to see if the decision they are making will be ethical or night if it benefits more than just themselves. The application step goes back to what is morally right and wrong that a person should naturally do. In the decision-making step when it comes to ethical reasoning it is about making the right ethical decision that benefits the most people and has no other consequences to others. The evaluation and reflection of critical thinking are mostly the same for ethical reasoning as well. A person would evaluate and reflect whether or not the decision they have decided benefits or affects a lot of people but also help them find the truth if it was logical. In the video "To Drill or Not to Drill" the manager use critical thinking to make the decision to not only move drilling areas but also put restrictions on them so that it benefits not only the environment and residents but also energy companies.
If everyone followed the rules and guidelines of logic, would there be a need for ethical decision making? Why?
If everyone follow the rules and guidelines of logic, there would not be a need for ethical decision-making. The need for ethical decision-making would not be needed because everything would be proven true. Ethics is about knowing right from wrong so if what is wrong is proven true, and people listen to it then ethical...