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“The Possession Of Knowledge Carries An Ethical Responsibility.” Evaluate This Claim. –Seo Yeon Choi- Theory of Knowledge Essay Topic: “The Possession of Knowledge Carries an Ethical Responsibility” Evaluate The Claim. School: Auckland International College School Number: 001495 Candidate Name: Seo Yeon Choi Candidate Number: 001495-010 Session: May 2013 Teacher: Beate Wiebel Word Count: 1480 “The Possession Of Knowledge Carries An Ethical Responsibility.” Evaluate This Claim. –Seo Yeon Choi- After reading the claim, „The possession of knowledge carries an ethical responsibility‟, I first thought what does „ethical responsibility‟ means. Considering that ethics is the study that debates what is right or wrong and thus govern…show more content…
In my case, when I heard my neighbour having huge fights every day, I decided to not call the police or go over and ask if they are fine because I thought my actions might bring bigger rage. In my point of view, the thought of helping my neighbours seemed like I was intruding their privacy. However, on the other hand, in others' point of view, they might think that as long as they have that knowledge, it is their rightful duty to help their neighbours. Let‟s look at another example about euthanasia, which explains the knowledge issue above using human science as one of the areas of knowledge and reason and emotion as ways of knowing. Euthanasia is a serious problem around the world and many people are aware of it as well. However, even if many people know that it is unethical to administer euthanasia, having that knowledge does 3 “The Possession Of Knowledge Carries An Ethical Responsibility.” Evaluate This Claim. –Seo Yeon Choi- not give them the right to stop those who do so. The reason for this is mainly because those who carry out euthanasia may have reasonable excuses such as, financial problems in maintaining hospital fees, psychological problems in watching beloved ones suffer, or even the patient might want to administer euthanasia in order to end his or her suffering. Hence, it can be seen that although some might think that having certain knowledge brings

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