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How do perception, reason, and emotion affect ethical decisions?

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Andrew Herschfelt

on 11 May 2011

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Transcript of How do perception, reason, and emotion affect ethical decisions?

H ASDASD asdasedasd i sdasdasdasdasdfasdfdfgsdfgsdfg How do perception, emotion, and reason
affect ethical decision making? Ethical Decision Making Perception Real World Situation Emotion Reason Different Perspectives Strenghts Strenghts Strenghts Limits Limits Limits Physician Assisted Suicides How do perception, emotion, and reason
affect ethical decision making? Ethical decisions Consider effects of actions
on self and others Must place onself outside
of the situation Considers individuals and
specific circumstance Veil of ignorance Affect other people Provides data to
make decisions Can be verified with
different senses Can be evaluated for reasonability Can be trained to be more precise Possible to misperceive Possible to misremember Good perception does not necessarily yield good judgement People receiving same sense datum have different perceptions Helps make decisions faster Gives us motivation, energy
and persistence False rationalizations Can distort perception Deductive Reasoning Inductive Reasoning Certainty in validity Preserves the truth Provides model for future situations Deductive Reasoning Inductive Reasoning Is not a direct source of knowledge Relies on other ways of knowing Untrue premises with valid arguments yield false conclusions Can create belief bias or confirmation bias There are no laws prohibiting assisted suicide in: France
Luxembourg Conviction is common in England
Some States in U.S. Judge Physician Patient The judge's job is to uphold the law
Different judges reason the conflict differently depending on the laws
Sometimes considered to be homicide and euthanasia
Sometimes considered to be empathy and passion Must look at the situation and decide what is best
May perceive the problem as less serious than the patient believes
May perceive that teh patient is unstable and unable to make decisions well
May believe that they should have control over their body
May believe that they sould make the decision
May be misperceiving because of emotional issues
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