Ethics and the Little White Lie
Explore common ethical theories to gain an understanding of the philosophical issues and concepts of moral reasoning. 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? 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. Consider these questions and the ethics implicit in modern media to analyze how those media might influence societal standards.