Summary Of Ethical Decision Making

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I agree with the author’s argument that unethical behavior can arise unintentionally because we tend to don’t think about the side effects that may arise when we make our every decision—and that happens too often. In the article, author provides us an excellent illustration of two modes of decision making. Like author states in the article, our minds have two distinct modes of decision making, which we use each of these modes in separate occasion of decision making. When our minds are overloaded or we are in any kind of emergency, we tend to make ethically compromised decisions. This happens because of the two modes of decision making—System 1 and System 2 thinking—according to the author. If our brains need to make decision quick or experience fear or emergency, in these types of scenarios, we tend to use our System 1 thinking mode because this mode is our intuitive system of processing information because it is fast, automatic, effortless, implicit and emotional so we use System 1 thinking mode majority of the time. However, System 2 thinking is slower, conscious, effortful, explicit, more logical and we weigh the pro and con or aftermath of our decision. One recent incident that involved System 1 thinking method is I believe is Harambe, the Gorilla that was shot at the Cincinnati Zoo to save a baby. They had to make a decision in the matter of…show more content…
Moral judgement is the process of making decisions based on what is wrong, right, good or bad based on the personal feelings, which usually influenced by religion or culture. I believe these techniques would be effective because something we feel is unethical can be ethical to another person or vice-versa. We often judge before reasoning and fail to answer when someone ask us why we came up with that answer, which are emotional reaction and this comes before moral
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