Reflection: Comparing Ethics And Conflict Resolution

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Reflection Assignment 6: Comparing Ethics Practices was selected as the e-portfolio artifact for CONR 638: Ethics and Conflict Resolution. The artifact was selected based on its overall content and thorough demonstration of the learning outcome specified for this course. The artifact begins with an assessment of the national codes, standards and guidelines for mediation and alternative dispute resolution practices. The codes and general standards discussed in the artifact were then applied to the mission and vison of Abilene Christian University and its conflict resolution department in the development of the ACU Peacemaker Ethics Policy (PEP). Furthermore, the artifact demonstrates a mastery of the learning outcome in its comprehensive…show more content…
Diverging from other standards of the Natural period, the Ten Commandments focused on man’s relationships with his fellow man as commanded by a higher power. Shortly after the revelation of Talmudic laws, Ionians, such as Thales, introduced explanations of natural phenomena utilizing rational theories, which he expanded to explicate the concepts of the soul and divinity. Ionian thought paved the way for the metaphysical period, which was aimed at explaining the fundamental nature of corporeal beings. Theories pertaining to the laws of nature are rooted in this period and continue to impact cultural and religious standards which suggest that morality manifests in correlation with natural laws that govern the actions of mankind (Thiroux & Krasemann, 2012, p. 12). Correspondingly, Sophist, advocated that virtue is could be taught; a line of thinking that opened the door for the likes of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle who fronted philosophical systems that significantly impacted Western philosophy and precepts of ethics and morality. As delineated in the artifact the Ethical period, was characterized by Stoicism and Skepticism, which promulgate knowledge and…show more content…
Lewis (2001) in Mere Christianity pertaining to the Laws of Human Nature. The natural law theory contends, “…that morality somehow is embodied in nature and that there are “natural laws” that human beings must adhere to if they are to be moral (Thiroux & Krasemann, 2012, p. 12). Lewis suggests, that “Something” which directs the all elements in the universe also guides, laws within mankind, urging good actions, and causing discomfort when engaged in immoral behavior. Lewis (2001) differentiates between the archetypal behavior observed in humans, and the behavior that humans ought to employ, stating “the moral law is about what we ought to do.” As evidenced by the timeline of ethical thought, and as presented in the artifact, concepts of morality and immorality change over time, in adherences to cultural standards, beliefs and political regimes. Immorality is ubiquitous, inescapable and reoccurring; and aspirations of good or decent behavior often parallel the occurrence perceived

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