A woman was near death from a unique kind of cancer. There is a drug that might save her. The drug costs $4,000 per dosage. The sick woman's husband, Heinz, went to everyone he knew to borrow the money and tried every legal means, but he could only get together about $2,000. He asked the doctor scientist who discovered the drug for a discount or that he let him pay later. But the doctor scientist refused.
Should Heinz break into the laboratory to steal the drug for his wife?
(Why or why not?)
Lawrence Kohlberg (1927-87)
Kohlberg proposed that moral reasoning, which he thought to be the basis for ethical behavior, develops through stages.