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bus apps outline mid #1 - -1- Week 1 Values- desirable...

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- 1 - Week 1 Values- desirable principal or quality Those qualities of behavior, thought and character that society regards as being intrinsically good, having desirable results Global values: honesty, respect, responsibility, compassion, fairness Undergrads: honesty, respect, responsibility, fairness, equality Ethics- Considering whether are actions are right or wrong, beliefs about what is right or wrong that come from inside us Compliance Contribution Consequences Business ethics is nothing less than the full awareness of what one is doing, its consequences and complications Ethical theories Consequentialist theory: (pg 24-26) Focuses attention on the results or consequences of the decision or action Utilitarianism= greatest good for the greatest number Max benefits to society with minimal harms Best known consequentialist theory An ethical math problem of all the costs and benefits of an actions consequences Problems w/ consequentialist Difficult to obtain all info required to evaluate all consequences for all stakeholders who are directly or indirectly affected
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- 2 - Rights of a minority group can easily be sacrificed for the benefit of the majority (slaveholders in south) Nonconsequentialist or deontological theory: (pg26-28) Base their decisions about what’s right on broad, abstract universal ethical principals or values such as honesty, promises, fairness, loyalty Duty, obligation, and principal Regardless of the outcome Therefore some actions would be considered wrong even if the consequences of the actions were good Deontologist focuses on doing what is “right” (based on moral principals) where as utilitarian focuses on doing what will maximize societal welfare (auditor) Golden rule would apply to deontologists “What kind of world would this be if everyone behaves this way or made this decision in this situation?” “Veil of ignorance”- makes people more likely to arrive at a process and decision that does not unfairly disadvantage any particular group Challenges Deciding what duty, obligation, right takes precedence Conflict with consequentialists theory (telling Nazis where Jews are hiding) Not absolute Homeless shelter example- sponsor backs out, Beer Company offers to sponsor 5k run for shelter Utilitarian view- Reject: shelter close, services decline, under funding of projects Take: credibility suffers, other sponsors back out, increase alcoholism
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Deontological view Hypocrisy Duty to provide shelter Homeless shelter Encourage sobriety Addiction large part of problem Virtue Ethics: Focuses on integrity (29-31) Focuses on the integrity of the moral actor than on the moral act itself Consider primarily the actor’s character, motivation and intentions (accident vs intentional) What sort of person should you be? Eudemonia-happiness
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