3 p's - ability to make a choice Deontology People proxy...

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1/29/2014 The 3 Ps in ethical decision making: - Profit: always thinking about profit when you’re making a decision - Principle: principle of not stealing from someone - it’s wrong to steal when asking if something is ethical, we are asking if there is some principle that determines our actions - some rule that tells us what to do Where do we derive these principles from? How does Immanuel Kant arrive on his principle based approach to ethics Begins with the conception about what it means to be a human being what makes us different from animals? We have the ability to choose one course of action and choose another We can choose to temper our desires If you lie to somebody, you are depriving them of choice The principle that lying is wrong is based on the fact that lying deprives the person of the
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Unformatted text preview: ability to make a choice Deontology- People: proxy for thinking in a utilitarian, consequentialism way do the thing that creates the greatest positive effects for people act - reasking the question every time rule - we have learned over time, that having the principle that you should not steal creates happiness for society so that is true Virtue Theory: Aristotle Not really a way of making decisions, tells us that we make decisions based on how virtuous we are or how virtuous we are or what virtues we values Goal is to become a virtuous person Golden mean tells us that in between being foolish and being careful is something called being courageous...
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