1- Read “Definitions” presented in the first part of the textbook—they will provide the basis for understanding the instructor’s language throughout the semester. They are also likely to be seen again—in the form of a Conference quiz!
2. The basic language of ethics:
3. Ethics and Critical Thinking:
4. Read from “The ‘I Believe Generation,’” “Characteristics and Qualities of Opinion,” and “Myths and Misconceptions About Information & Knowledge.”
5. 12 Angry Men https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngbEpZ0tTjI
a. What was the crime committed?
b. What was the professional status of a majority of the jurors?
c. Why were there no women on the jury?
d. What role does critical thinking play in the outcome of the story?
e. In what way does prejudice impact/influence critical thinking?
f. In what way does personal experience impact/influence critical thinking?
g. List a minimum of 3 ethical issues/matters presented in the film.
Read carefully and respond to the questions asked—You will see this information on your examination and Conference quiz!
Ethics and Morality, pt. 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_bvwqyL2qM 1. What is “ethics”? What is “morality”? 2. What are the sources of morals and values (Where do they “come from”)? 3. What is meant by “the greatest good”? 4. What is the “Golden Rule”? What is its “heart”? 5. Provide an example of “real world ethics.” 6. What are the 4 ethical character traits? 7. What is the relationship between ethics and law? 8. What happens when there are conflicts between ethics and law?
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