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The possession of knowledge carries an ethical responsibility. Evaluate this claim.

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´╗┐The possession of knowledge carries an ethical responsibility. Evaluate this claim. It does carry an ethical responsibility. Consider Natural sciences as an area of knowledge. Einstein gave America the knowledge to create a bomb to win world war 2 which led to many people dying. He used language to communicate this information to the Americans (WOK) and his reasons for this must be considered as a (WOK). At the time he thought what he was doing was right but after seeing the negative effects he had, he ended up regretting it. Knowing what he knew carried an ethical responsibility and his morals were questioned. ...read more.

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Consider how scientists want to gain a status and sometimes forget their morals in order to achieve these status?. History as a way of knowing. Language used can be persuasive however works of history can be biased and false and based on ones emotions or ones sense perception (WOK). Use the example of this book (I will find the title, it just slipped my mind) where the writer from the time of slave trade wrote about his journey to Africa and through his emotion and sense perception, he described the traditions and the people as savages. He wrote many racist comments which could be biased and based on his emotions and this book was published and studied as a work of literature. ...read more.

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Consider witnessing a crime. Sense perception and language as a way of knowing and consider ethics as an area of knowledge on what to do, whether to report it which could end many crimes or continue with your life since it doesn?t affect you. Counterarguments such as witnessing two people holding hands, you gain the knowledge that they are a couple but knowing that, if you didn?t personally know the people doesn?t hold an ethical responsibility as they are not harming anyone and they do not affect you. Although they are counterarguments, strongly believe that knowledge does often carry an ethical responsibility especially in the case of professionals and people that work with many other people and when it consists of someone getting hurt or misleading people. ...read more.

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