Ethical decisions are ones that everybody makes everyday either knowing it or not. Ethical decisions are not ones that are right or wrong but ones that take deep thought about them to make that decision. I myself had a situation in which I had to make an ethical decision. My situation was that my best friend Eddie got a sexually transmitted disease that is harming him and he asks me not to tell his girlfriend Amber about it or his family about it. Eddie got chlamydia and herpes from messing around with another girl but does not want amber to know because he know she will break up with him if she finds out. Eddie also believes that his fellow friends with act a certain way after find out that Eddie got chlamydia and herpes from another girl that was not his girlfriend.
Eddie situation affected me a lot, because he was my best friend and I felt bad for him to be in a situation like that. I was also close to Amber, Eddie and the friends that we all knew and hang out with. The stress of Eddie situation made it hard to see Eddie and Amber together and knowing that Amber didn’t know Eddie cheated on her and that he has a sexually transmitted disease that affects Ambers life just as much as Eddies life. I thought about how Eddie would feel if I told Amber and what would Amber do if I told her. I thought that it was better that Amber think know about Eddie’s situation because I knew Eddie was sorry about it and he wouldn’t do anything like that again to Amber because he really cares for her and he really messed up but he derives to have a second chance to try and make it better. I know most people would say it was wrong not letting Amber know but I believe in the long run that it was the best decision to do in that situation.
Three great philosophers by the name of John Stuart Mill, Immanuel Kant and Carol Gilligan are the major people when it comes to making an ethical decision. Each philosopher has different philosophy when it comes to making an ethical decision. From my situation, each philosopher has a different aspect to what they think is ethical right. In my situation, this is what I think these philosophers would think.
John Stuart Mill ethical views are that you make the choice for the greater good for the greatest number of people. In my situation, Mill would feel that I made a non-ethical decision about the situation. In the situation, the only person that benefited from it was Eddie. This is because he was treated for his disease and act normal as if nothing happening. I myself did not benefit from the situation just like Amber and our friends that we hangout with everyday. Mills would say that if I told Amber, our friends and Eddie family. This is because more people were able to benefit from the whole situation. It was not ethical by letting just one-person benefit from the whole situation but since more then more person benefited it was ethical. I should have taught about the benefit for the greater people that are involved in the...