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1 Running Head: ETHICAL ANALYSIS PAPER Ethical Analysis Paper Jewel Fields Western Kentucky University
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2 MY PERSONAL ETHICS STATEMENT Introduction “Am I a good person? Deep down, do I even really want to be a good person, or do I only want to seem like a good person so that people (including myself) will approve of me? Is there a difference? How do I ever actually know whether I'm bullshitting myself, morally speaking?” questioned David Foster Wallace. I, too have had this conversation with myself, wondering if I do good because I am good or because I want to be seen as good. After reflecting on myself, my past actions, relationships, thoughts and growth, I’ve come to realize what I value the most within myself. My personal ethics can be summarized by three main principles: act honestly, remain respectful and practice patience. Deontological Ethics I am considered an absolutist (or legalist) and subscribe to deontological ethics, the ethics of duty. I believe in rules and following them as they are written, as long as they are just and do not single any group out. I believe in treating everyone equally, including: presenting everyone with
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