“Ethics and Trust in Critical Thinking Decisions”
- Imagine you are seeking information on a new car that you are thinking of buying. Determine the level of trust that you would place in information provided by the following: a salesman at the car lot, the dealer’s Website, social media (i.e. Facebook), an associate from work, and finally a close friend. Discuss the key factors involved in assessing the amount of trust that you put into each.
- If you were in a position to persuade another person, explain whether or not you would slant information in such a way as to make your point seem more credible if you sincerely believed that your position was correct. Discuss the primary ethical dilemmas that this scenario could cause for both you and the person whom you are trying to persuade.
I would accord high trust to a car salesman at the car lot as this person has dealt with cars before. The dealer’s website will provide even much better information as this will provide the most accurate information. Information from social media may be a bi distorted and thus the level of trust I would have on it would be low. For both…