3. Tuesday, September 28, 2010

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RLG224 - Tuesday, September 28, 2010 Victor Frankl - if we are determined in some absolute sense, then there need not be discussion of ethics - we don’t need to know if things are good or bad but we do what we need to do - if we are simply like a rock, and are determined to do by our environment (a rock will fall because of gravity), we don’t need to talk about ethics - you are free to do an act of self-sacrifice, but you are not free to resist the authority or you will face extreme torture - people will turn a blind eye to injustice, if they are going to be put in the same situation as you - bureaucracy is a certain technique, and is capable of coercion and control - which is what happened during the holocaust Method for Dealing with Ethical Issues - ex: you have a very close friend, a young woman that you have known for 10 years and you love and care for her; she tells you she is pregnant and does not want to be; all she wants is advice - how do you go about dealing with that? - in this case, you are faced with an ethical issue - we are not minds, we are human beings - your response might be totally irrational and inappropriate - it blinds you to a factual clarification, and it colours you - you ignore the facts that don’t fit into your view - this would be an emotional response , and then you next move to factual clarification - getting the facts (how this might have happened?, how far along is the pregnancy?, who is the guy?, will he support you?)
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