Your friend shows you some books he took from the bookstore without paying for them. When you question him about it, he says, Sure I took them. But I'm no different than anybody else around here. That's how we all manage to get through school on limited funds. I'll be a better medical professional because of all the knowledge I gain for these books.
Do you agree with your friend's rationalization? Why or why not?
What do you say to your friend in response to his rationalization?
What principles or values related to ethical behavior have assisted you in coming to your conclusion about the situation?
What model did you use to examine this ethical dilemma, and why did you select that particular model?