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Discussion of Question Number Two Chapter ThreeOften in life people are put in situations in which they must make a speedy ethical decision First I would like to look at why people feel a need to be moral Most of us have an inborn sense or conscience which makes it very difficult to do a wrong or even more than that and not do what is right It is one thing to commit a wrong It is however a different thing to neglect doing a good act Depending on the situation the two scenarios can be equally harmful to the human conscienceRobert the man who cheated on the College Examinations in the hypothetical situation made a decision to do a wrong act He felt that he was able to handle the guilt on his conscience The guilt did bother him to some degree since he was seeking advice on the situation The panel had to take Roberts wrong choices and figure out if how and when intervention would be appropriate and ethical Through the panel discussions a variety of viewpoints arose Justice Scalia felt that Robert should not gain from his wrongdoing He stated that he should re-take the exam and hand in honest scores to Harvard He also observed the fact that there was no individual person to pay retribution to Who was wronged in this particular situation The panel agreed that the exam should be retaken The hypothetical Robert gets into more trouble as his life continues He commits adultery with a fifteen-year-old girl Some members of the panel believe that his wife should be told while others believe that it is not hisher place to tell his wife Carol I personally found it appalling that a panel member would not tell Carol if she were her own daughter Instead she would make a comment to Robert and hope that he ended the relationship I believe that family is a very important safety
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