Checkpoint-Sexuality and Value Systems

Checkpoint-Sexuality - analyze a situation by thinking about it using your logic and intellectual ability Rationalists believe that to make a

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CheckPoint: Sexuality and Value Systems The value system that I most relate to is ethical relativism and rationalism. Ethical relativism is appreciating different perspectives on moral rules. Like the ethical relativism perspective, I believe that we are the product of a diverse society in which people live according to different morals about everything, especially sex. I reject the idea that people should be guided by only religious convictions when thinking about sex or any other moral issue. Value systems should interplay between different set of ideas that help people decide their views on an ethical issue. Ethical relativism is not bounded by a set of moral principles because the ethical relativist believes that “the essence of human morality is to derive one’s own principles and apply them according to one’s own conscience” (Rathus, Nevid, Rathus-Fichner, 2005, p.6). Another value system that is in accordance with my belief is rationalism. Rationalism is to
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Unformatted text preview: analyze a situation by thinking about it using your logic and intellectual ability. Rationalists believe that to make a decision about sex, you have to weigh the benefits and the consequences of it. I have always been a rationalist because I tend to carefully think about any decisions before I make them. Rational people know that using this approach will usually lead to better results because you have thought about at situation from several different angles. I am the type of intrapersonal individual who likes to think about a situation before making a decision because morality is not a fleeting issue that will easily work itself out. Rather, our rationalism helps us create a morality that is based on facts and well scrutinized ideas, concepts, and beliefs. Reference Rathus, S.A., Nevid, J.S., and Fichner-Rathus, L. (2005). Human sexuality in a world of diversity. (6 th ed.) Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon....
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This note was uploaded on 08/05/2011 for the course PSY 265 taught by Professor Sallyhenzel during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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