Learning Objectives

On completion of this chapter, the reader should be able to do the following:

LO 1.1: Explain why it is difficult to make ethical choices.

LO 1.2: Describe what an ethical decision is.

LO 1.3: Recognize the tragic nature of ethical decision-making: Someone may be hurt.

LO 1.4: State why intuition must be supplemented by reason in making ethical choices.

LO 1.5: Explain how the weight-of-reasons framework leads to addressing root causes and not just implementing quick fixes.

LO 1.6: Apply the weight-of-reasons framework for ethical decision-making.