In our society, we encounter moral questions every day. Television shows and films commonly present characters who must face moral dilemmas and choose a course of action. You can see this in both dramas and sitcoms, like “Dexter,” “Law & Order,” “The Office,” “”Scandal,” and “Breaking Bad,” and in films, such as I Can Do Bad All By Myself, Avatar, and The Blind Side.
Choose a television show, film, or piece of literature that you believe suggests a moral choice. First, provide a brief overview of the show, film, or piece of literature, and then explain the story which features a moral question/ethical dilemma. What was the result of this dilemma/moral question? Was the rationale for this choice convincing? In your Discussion response(s), consider how the categories of morality, such as self-interest, altruism, moral absolutism, or moral relativism, are portrayed in these decisions.
The text discusses “whistle-blowing” and issues of morality and work.
If you were in a situation where your employer was acting unethically, would you blow the whistle? What are some of the elements to consider in making this decision? Which factors would you need to ensure before you would report what you know? Which factors might prevent you from acting?