Ethical Dilemma

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Ethical Dilemma. Although ethics comes off as the study of a community’s foundational values, it is related to critical thinking because they both apply evaluation approaches. In fact, critical thinking (defined as the disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, analyzing and evaluating information collected from observation and reasoning to guide action and belief) plays an important role in the understanding of ethics. Before deciding what ethics entails, an individual must first understand what good behavior is, a process that uses critical thinking to collect information and analyzing it before reaching a conclusion. The same can be seen in the case of Lance Armstrong and his cycling teammates who actively engaged in doping that violated the principles of competitive cycling (Robbins & Judge, 2015). Therefore, ethics is all about critical thinking and evaluation. Part A. Section I. The decision on whether or not to come clean after an unethical conduct is based on a range of factors. The same is true for Lance Armstrong’s teammates who blew the whistle on systematic doping within professional cycling (Parboteeah & Cullen, 2013). Firstly, the sense of right and wrong may have played a part whereby having engaged in an unethical practice, the riders felt that they had compromised their ethical and moral principles, opting to come clean so as to clear their conscious. Secondly, they may have felt that the investigation was almost over, in which case they would have been found guilty of doping and opted to preempt the public humiliation by confessing and averting some of the blame. In essence, confessing allowed them to hijack the

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