1. What was the most important day of your life?
2. Have you ever committed a crime?
3. Have you ever cheated on an exam?
4. Do you believe (your country) is the greatest country in the world?
5. How would you explain the internet to a child?
6. Why do you want to study abroad?
7. What does "de oppresso Liber" mean?
Ethics Scenario #1
8. Imagine a doctor has five patients,
all in need of
different organ transplants,
but no compatible organs are available.
a sixth patient enters the doctor's office
with a life-threatening condition.
The new patient is curable,
but also an organ match
for the five other patients.
If the doctor simply delays treatment,
the new patient will die,
but their organs could be used to save the other five patients.
If the doctor treats the new patient, one life will be saved, but five others will be lost.
What is the doctor's
best course of action?
The fundamental axiom suggests that a person is morally obligated to minimize the pain to the greatest number possible. Now, consider that you are the doctor and also the only organ match for your patients.
What then is the right choice?
Advice: Things to consider
The French Philosopher Auguste Comte says you should be willing to suffer harm for the benefit of others.
Do you agree with Comte? If you knew one or some of the patients personally would that affect your decision making? If you knew if they were good or bad humans would that make a difference? For example if any of the patients had committed any minor and/or heinous crimes would that affect your decision making. If the patients were Honest, dishonest? Lazy, hardworking? Would any of these factors affect your decision making?
If you were a life-saving doctor, might be giving my life for people who are murderers or thieves who end up harming more people due to my sacrifice. You don't feel that every human has intrinsic value and an equal right to life and happiness?