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Title: Doing Ethics: Moral Reasoning and Contemporary Issues Publisher, Edition & year: Norton, 5th edition, 2019
Answer the following questions in paragraph form. Remember to use citations when appropriate.
Part I Define vulnerability in two to four sentences. Explain how you came up with this definition or why you chose to adopt a particular definition from the assigned readings.
Part II In two to four paragraphs, provide an example of how a situation involving vulnerability can give rise to moral obligations and duties of justice. The example can come from the course material or from contemporary events in your local community.
Vulnerability is a commonly used term in various disciplines such as management and philosophy, especially in referring to situations that affect people or other physical structures. For instance, it is common for the term to be used in contexts that involve exposure of human beings or animals to harm. While the concept can be described in multiple ways, I chose to adopt the definition of vulnerability as a relational notion and susceptibility to being injured because they cover the different dimensions of the noun from a personal and relational perspective, and the latter is broader in scope.
Vulnerability can be defined in different ways. On the one hand, the term can be used to refer to the quality of being able to be easily hurt, influenced, or attacked (“Vulnerability”, n.d.). Vulnerability can also be described as a relational notion (Vaughn, 2018). In other words, it represents a person’s susceptibility to harm due to their dependence on others.
I chose to adopt the second definition, “relational notion” because it is broader in scope. Notably, the relational notion implies that it is not by chance that individuals are susceptible to physical and psychological harm. Instead, vulnerability can crop from people’s neediness and dependency on others in a multitude of situations, such as when one is disabled.
Sometimes, vulnerability can be mild and easy to solve at an individual level. However, there are instances where the situation may be severe, giving rise to moral obligations and duties of justice. Among cases involving vulnerability that may give rise to such legal obligations are children’s vulnerability and emotional harm.
Children’s vulnerability is a problematic situation that may give rise to moral obligations and duties of justice. For example, if children are exposed to scenarios that affect their functionality and development, the moral obligation of justice may be necessary to ensure that the child is separated from the family and placed in a social institution where care and basic needs are available. Such scenarios of children’s vulnerability in the local community are among situations that may necessitate moral obligations and duties of justice.
“Vulnerability” (n.d.). Cambridge Dictionary. https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/vulnerability
Vaughn, L. (2018). Doing ethics: Moral reasoning, theory, and contemporary issues. W.W. Norton. ISBN: 0393640264, 9780393640267