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Unformatted text preview: Believing that sometimes one should do the wrong thing is a reoccurring error that I commit. A poor man stealing food to provide for his family is an example of where I know the action is wrong, but I completely understand why the man is doing it. This is also an example of Pruss’ sixth ethical error that states, “You may do what it takes to survive.” I also am a consequentialist. I do not tell my parents or any authoritative relatives everything that I do or do not do in college. If I tell them, it would only disappoint them and feel angry or stressed. Rather than telling them every single thing, I tell a “white-lie” that harms no one in the end. Many of Pruss’ eight ethical errors are easy to commit and can be done so without even realizing it because of today’s society....
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2011 for the course PHIL 105 taught by Professor Johnson during the Fall '10 term at Saint Louis.
- Fall '10