A Dilemma and My Solution Based On Utilitarianism Ethical Model Essay

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A Dilemma and My Solution Based On Utilitarianism Ethical Model
(Assignment # 1)

Prepared by : Efren A.
Course-Section : GNED212-091
Instructor : Mr. Paul B.
Class : Friday Afternoons

Part 1: Utilitarianism Ethical Model

Many people from all walks of life have trouble making decisions in their everyday lives, especially on tough or critical situations that may even involve life and death considerations. To address this issue, there are four ethical models and four ethical principles developed as guidance in making decisions in an ethical way. One of the four ethical models is the Utilitarianism. This model is based on the principle that the best decision is the one that gives benefits to most or causes harm to

In this theory, everyone has a duty or obligation to behave or to do self-sacrifice for the benefit of most of the people in the society (Rainbow).
Part 2: Ethical Dilemma and Solution

Early this morning, my wife told me that she was so excited to have our rare dinner date in a fancy hotel tonight, which I promised to her last week as my birthday treat. When I was in the school today, I received a call from a close friend and he told me that he assembled my two other long-time friends to have boys’ night out tonight, which is the same time I supposed to have dinner with my wife. I told him I promised a dinner date with my wife and she will be hurt so bad if I chose my friends over her. He told me that it’s difficult to assemble our friends due to hectic schedules and all wanted a for-the-boys celebration. He added that we will also have a send off party at the same time for our friend who is going to study in United States. I asked if we can just combine my date and our party but my friend insisted they have been waiting for this exclusive boy’s party. I told him that this is a tough situation that I need to think over. He told me that he needs to get my confirmation in two hours or they would not go for celebration anymore and that they will feel not important to me. So, my dilemma is if I would rather go with my wife and hurt my friends or go with my friends and hurt my wife.

Based on Utilitarian ethical model, I will go with my friends. Weighing the outcome