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The Knower's Perspective: A Journey into Ethics

  1. What is the source of the sense of right and wrong? For moral beliefs, can one distinguish between the source and the justification, or are the two the same?

  2. If moral claims are in conflict, does it follow that there is no such justifiable concept as right or wrong?

  3. Some Moral Dilemmas

  4. What are the justifications for, and implications of, claiming that there are universal standards for morality, or that there are societal standards of morality, or that there are only individual standards of morality? Are the three positions mutually exclusive? Does ambiguity in ethics make it “weak knowledge”?

  5. Summative Assessment. Goodluck!

What is the source of the sense of right and wrong? For moral beliefs, can one distinguish between the source and the justification, or are the two the same?

What is Ethics? Ethical Value Game

Class Discussion: Where do our moral beliefs come from?
Extension Reading: Could Morality Have a Source?

History of Ethics-Overview (Optional)

Storyboard Activity (Optional)

Lesson 1

If moral claims are in conflict, does it follow that there is no such justifiable concept as right or wrong?

"What do I believe in?" Brainstorm of Ethical Truths

Ethical Systems Chart- Research each of the ethical systems on the chart and attempt to explain each and demonstrate the method used to determine the right action

Using pgs. 372-392 in Theory of Knowledge for the IB Diploma

Reevaluation of Utilitarianism

Lesson 2

 Some Moral Dilemmas: Break Down the moral question and attempt to explain your decision based on one, or a combination, of the ethical systems from the chart

What are the justifications for, and implications of, claiming that there are universal standards for morality, or that there are societal standards of morality, or that there are only individual standards of morality? Are the three positions mutually exclusive? Does ambiguity in ethics make it “weak knowledge”?

Civil Disobedience- When ethical systems and moral codes come into conflict?
(Society vs. the Individual)

Socratic Discussion: To what extent are ethical systems universal, societal, or individual? Does the ambiguity of ethics make it "weak knowledge?"

Complete Knowledge Framework for Ethics

Should we teach Ethics or is it completely dependent on the knower's perspective?

Searchable Archive of Academic Papers on Changing Ethical Standards and Practices

We don't need Moral education

Teaching Ethics in Business
 

The Evolution of Ethics: an Introduction to Cybernetic Ethics



Example of Changing Ethical Code-AMA

Activity on Ethical Issues in Different Areas of Knowledge​​

Summative Assessment:
Ethical Debate/Panel Discussion that represents different knower's perspectives on an identified moral question

Lesson 3
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