Ethical Concepts and Self Moral Development

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Ethical Concepts and Self Moral Development 1.0 Introduction Ethical judgment, in our everyday lives, is acquired via a complex combination of cultural background, particular workplace, past experiences and so on. The purpose of this essay is to examine two competing ethical concepts and approaches I used to evaluate my own moral development. In addition, this essay also conducted to analyze how my ethical being assist me to deal with moral dilemmas in two different work context: a commercial website in 2004 and a local government website in 2008. The essential theory used in this study is an identification of Utilitarianism and deontological ethics, Kolhberg’s theories of moral developmental stages and the ethical relativism also…show more content…
& Turiel, E. (1971). At the first level, the pre-conventional level, a person's moral judgments are characterized by a individual perspective. Within this level, a Stage 1 focuses on avoiding breaking rules that are backed by punishment. Morality has been regarded as something external to themselves. At Stage 2 there is the early emergence of moral reciprocity. What is right is what's fair in the sense of an equal exchange, a deal, an agreement. As the saying goes "you scratch my back and I'll scratch yours." They see individuals exchanging favors, but there is still no identification with the values of the family or community. Individuals at the conventional level of reasoning, however, have a basic understanding of conventional morality, and reason with an understanding that norms and
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