Care ethics is characterized by giving human relationships, emotions, and care given to oneself and to others. This ethical framework stands out from other frameworks as it does not view the individual as isolated, independent, and removed from the people surrounding them. The article, “Ethics of Caring in Environmental Ethics” addresses how care ethics is especially useful in environmentalism as it promotes caring for more … Continue reading Care Ethics
The article, “The Drowning Child”, brought up the idea of how ethics don’t really change because of distance or cost. I thought the scenario discussed in the article was really interesting because although the ethics involving saving a drowning a child don’t change if they’re in front of you or in another country, I hadn’t really thought about how similar the two situations are. The … Continue reading The Drowning Child and Calculating Consequences
While reading “Am I Blue”, I was very surprised by the comparisons Alice Walker made. She compared the breeding of Blue with another horse just to take the horse away with one’s partner being sold into slavery or killed. My first reaction the comparisons she made were that they were incomparable scenarios. However, the more I thought about it, I felt really torn by the … Continue reading “Am I Blue” Reflection
In the current age of mass media, the public depends on media outlets for information, especially relation to marginalized communities. In the case of representing Muslims, the media’s role is particularly important as majority of Americans claim they do not know a Muslim (Lipka, 2014). Additionally, “the influence of media on Americans’ attitudes toward Muslims is stronger than that of other informational sources” (Saleem, 2015). … Continue reading American Muslims vs Mass Media
For as long as I can remember I have visited the country of Pakistan every summer. My parents were born and raised in Pakistan and almost all our family lives there. As I’ve grown up I’ve begun to consider Pakistan a second home; and because of this I have a strong sense of my Pakistani identity. However, being American has allowed me to develop an … Continue reading Pieces of Pakistan
One place I know I can find myself everyday, multiple times a day, is the elevator. I live on the 11th floor so I can’t really avoid taking the elevator everyday. It has become such a routine in my day that I don’t even realize how often I am on the elevator. Taking the time to actually notice what my time in the elevator is … Continue reading The Elevator
While reading The City and the City, the aspect of the book that confused me the most was Breach and the ways in which it controlled the cities. It was unclear to me when Breach intervened and when it did not. On pages 110-111, Borlu explains that the case could not be handed over to Breach because the suspect did not breach. In the beginning of … Continue reading What is Breach?