[logic vs. moral principles]
Watched the latest House episode just now where Cuddy makes House hire a girl, Masters, into the team. Most of the episode, House and Masters butt heads because Masters is adamant at breaking moral codes – lying, sneaking into the patient’s home, treating the patient with different drugs than he wanted, and not telling the entire truth.
House is mad. He fires her three times and ends up hiring her anyway. But the thing is… Where House is logical (and experienced) regarding the treatment of the patient, Masters was moral.
And you know… She bugged me too. From the very start, I disliked her – she was like Miss Do-It-Right… And I guess sometimes I prefer to be logical more than morally right. My friend J teases me that my biological dad (whom I do not know) was a Vulcan because I love logic.
But it makes me wonder… If I were in Masters’ shoes, would I stick to logic or moral principles?
That’s a scary question because I know the “right” answer to it and I am not sure I would choose it.
How about you? Do you ever struggle between moral principles and logic? Or is my logic skewed? (I promise I would not be offended if you choose latter)…