An Introduction Of Ethical Theories

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An Introduction to Ethical Theories
Introduction
Impulsive acts are described as those acts that are driven by both reaction and instinct. Not taking responsibility for your own behavior or actions is an example of impulsive behavior. In some instances an individual will deny any involvement in the situation, activity, or event; in others, the individual suggests that someone else is responsible.
This type if behavior can be categorized as both impulsive and deliberate. From the impulsive act this type of behavior occurs on the spur of the moment. When an individual performs some action that did not produce the desired result and is confronted with the act the individual either claims to have no knowledge of the action or suggest that someone else may be responsible. In this scenario, the individual is suddenly, or unexpectedly, confronted with the issue or event. Not wanting to get into trouble and having to think quickly, the individual acts on impulse trying to provide a solution that is in his/her best self-interest.
As a deliberate act this usually occurs when an action potentially has grave consequences, such as an action that may involve incarceration. In an effort to avoid prosecution, when an individual has performed an action that they know is wrong or against the law they deny any involvement or suggest someone else is at fault. The individual is not being unexpectedly confronted about the situation as they knew this would happen. This illustrates a deliberate…
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