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1. How does the theory of unintended consequences relate to critical thinking?
Certain actions cannot go without being challenged because of the potential unintended consequences; so critical thinking is needed to examine the actions in terms of potential unintended consequences.
The theory of unintended consequences of human choice and action leads to the argument (by economists) that good results do not necessarily come from good intentions, and that good intentions do not necessarily lead to good results. In contrast, parts of our popular culture believe that intentions determine results. For example, people who try to find a conspiracy behind all the world's problems, whether that conspiracy be of Communists, Jews, bankers, the CIA, or multinational oil companies, start with a belief that bad results must come from bad people with bad intentions. http://ingrimayne.com/econ/Introduction/Unintend.html
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Ethics and Critical Thinking
1. What does ethics mean to you?
2. What are some of the tools of critical thinking for ethics? Have you ever used these? How?
3. Describe some different beliefs about ethical living. Which ones do you tend to agree with more? Is is hard to live ethically?
4. What role do reason, emotion, and intuition play when making ethical decisions? Have you experienced these, and have you ever felt a conflict between the three? Why or why not?
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