Cheat in an Exam - Consequences Theory

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Brandon Cera PHI 2600 (TR 9:00a.m.) - Ethic Lioi Phillip September 22, 2015 Different perspectives are present for people in a specific situation. Many forms of thinking had affected our society with a good or bad result, for instance, cheating on an exam. Most students decide to cheat in an exam when they have not studied. In general, cheating is an immoral act, but for some it will be right to do whatever they need to do to pass the exam. The question states; how can we determine the ethics or classify those actions or way of thinking from a Kantian, ethical egoist, or utilitarian point of view? A Kantian perspective is based on the Kantian doctrine, which is a specific example of Deontological ethical theories, defined from the Greek deon, “duty,” and logos, “science.” Deontological explains the important relationship that exists between duty and the morality of how humans act. As stated by his founder Immanuel Kant, Kantian doctrine indicated= that something that we do for duty has moral value worth. Also, Kant sustain that reason is the most important concept to identify what is ethical in a moral universal law, and that nothing have to be done because of self interest, utility, inclination, feeling or pity. Based on the previous information, a Kantian perspective does not allow cheating in a final exam because it is considered an immoral act. Cheating could not be a motive nor could it be accommodated as a universal law, because it will indicate that cheating has moral value, resulting in an irrelevant action of making a test to educate our society. From another point of view, an ethical egoist has a completely different perspective of cheating on an exam compared to a Kantian perspective. Ethical egoism has its fundamental on the justified actions that benefit only the interest of a person, or self interest. An ethical egoist stated that there is
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