2.Chipo failed to submit her ethics assignment on time, so she retrieved John’s file, typed her name and turned it in as her own work.
* What ethical principles did Chipo disregard
* Expand using Zimbabwean examples
* Submit 4th Aprila
Generally we have got various ethical principles some say different things and some agree to a certain extent. In the case that Chipo took John’s work and submitted it as her own work Chipo disregarded some of these ethical principles and these are deontology
In this case Chipo disregarded the deontology because the deontology theory states that:
The term deontology comes from the Greek worddeon, meaning duty. The theory of deontology states we are morally obligated to act in accordance with a certain set of principles and rules regardless of outcome. In religious deontology, the principles derive from divine commandment so that under religious laws, we are morally obligated not to steal, lie, or cheat. Thus, deontological theories and duties have existed for many centuries. Immanuel Kant, the theory’s celebrated proponent, formulated the most influential form of a secular deontological moral theory in 1788. Unlike religious deontological theories, the rules (or maxims) in Kant’s deontological theory derive from human reason.
To better understand deontology, compare it to some opposing theories, such as utilitarianism, which says we have an obligation to take the course of action that achieves the most positive outcome or consequence. According the theory of utility, the best consequence is happiness/pleasure, because it is considered the absolute good. Consequentialism tells us we need to take into account the final consequence of our action, even if the act itself is not morally good.
Descriptive theory explains how things are-for example this paper is white; she is short, whereas normative or prescriptive theory tells us how things ought to be (people ought to be honest....