Ethics and the Little White Lie
Are "white lies" ever justified? Ethical dilemmas confront us every day, and the decisions we make refine the ethical lens with which we interpret ourselves and the world. As D. H. Lawrence wrote, "Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar." But how do we know what those principles are? What makes an action right or wrong? Explore common ethical theories to gain an understanding of the philosophical issues and concepts of moral reasoning. Consider dilemmas and the ethics implicit in modern media to analyze how those media might influence societal standards.