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Contemporary ethical issues III

This week, it was third session we learned again about Contemporary Ethical Issue. Every session, students are being exposed to new topics.


First topic was about torture. According to the lecturer, it is the practice or act of deliberately inflicting severer physical pain and possibly injury on a person. For me torture can be equal as bully, because it can cause pain physically and mentally. In my point of view, torture is not wrong to be practice, because sometimes torture can have its own advantages. For example, during interrogation when police questioning the criminals, it is not wrong to do so, because we do it to gather prove for their crimes. For example, murder, kidnapping and drug smuggling. Sometimes to require proves we need to use forces. However, torturing innocent people is not ethical at all.


Second was about, Humanitarian Intervention. It is unilateral intervention for protection of another states nationals from human rights violations. It is understood to be a doctrine that deals with the right of states and international organizations to assists their nationals if they are subjected to human right abuse. In my point of view, humanitarian intervention have its own advantages and disadvantages. Firstly, the advantages, it provides protection and support to those in dire need, so that their right will be pay off. It also provide economic aid and structural support. The disadvantages, it creates a system in which your right to line or to deny another right to live based on who your friends are and what you have to offer. The use of sanctions or embargos can often have reverse consequences in the overall situation. The fact is, sanction only help fortify the regimes hold on the country and cause more suffering to those in need. For example the sanction been imposed on North Korea, cause their citizens to live in difficulty. Lack of facilities and low country economic effect their daily life.


Thirdly was about, Corruption. In philosophical, theological or metal discussion, corruption is spiritual or moral impurity or deviation from an ideal. It may include many activities such as bribery and embezzlement. It also means dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power. In my point of view, corruption is act of being dishonest, selfish and greedy because of money, property, wealth and name. Actually our world nowadays were built by corruption in mostly cases. We can see that, there are many corruption government in many countries. Corruption can be consider as unethical act, because it will decrease the act of human value such as honesty and loyalty.


Lastly was about, Divorce. It can be say as the final termination of a marital union, cancelling the legal duties and responsibilities of marriage and dissolving the band of matrimony between the partners. Divorce laws vary around the world, but in most countries it requires the sanctions of a court or other authority. In my opinion, divorce cannot be say unethical because it depends on that individual and the situation. In special cases, divorce is need when they is no more understanding in the relationship, beside that if there is malignancies of household, divorce is the best way because it can put an end to the problems. Divorce has its own pro and con.

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