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Category Archives: ethics
I originally declared myself an English major thinking I’d be focusing on grammar and how to write properly. I was greatly surprised to find out I’d be dissecting some of the most impactful pieces of literature to have existed and reaping the knowledge they contain. My time as an English major has taught me […] Continue reading
A Line in the Sand By: Christopher Ingle “Morality, like art, means drawing a line somewhere.”-Oscar Wilde One would not normally consider a degree in English studies to be one full of questions about morality and right from wrong. Most view the study of English as just reading through books and looking at something […] Continue reading
Alejandro Joseph Serrano Professor Humberto Garcia Senior Thesis: William Blake 10 December, 2019 Reflection: My Time as an English Major The story in which I became an English major is not an ordinary tale for readers. In order to understand my academic career at the University of California, Merced, there is a bit of context […] Continue reading
Looking back on the beginning of my college venture, I came in as a biology major. Those classes weren’t my style, but I was enjoying my writing courses and English course with Professor Matthew Kaiser. I got to meet other English majors and decided to change my major. The next class I took was professor […] Continue reading
Would you sacrifice one life to save a thousand? It is a morally stupefying question that has gone against our societies ethics. Do we favor the collective good over the good of the individual? However ambiguous the answer is during peace, I believe the answer is clear in wartime. The collective good takes precedent. Admiral […] Continue reading
I believe that the decision taken by Admiral William Hall was the right one, even though it was unethical. While it was morally wrong for him to let civilians die for a strategic gain, it was the right course of action to take for a man in his position. He was responsible for winning the […] Continue reading
Admiral William Hall decided to keep the information that the English broke the enciphered Zimmerman telegram a secret because he believed that the knowledge for decrypting the telegram would be an asset to the them in the near future. Those who were thoughtful of the future such as Admiral Hall would believe this choice to […] Continue reading
“Everything has a price.” This phrase in Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake is not new, but it takes on a new meaning in the context of her novel (139). In today’s world, corporations dominate in every sphere from the economy to religion and politics. While Atwood’s world in which corporations have absolute control is unsettling, […] Continue reading