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Introduction to Business Ethics
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Questions Why not just do whatever you think will benefit yourself? Just look out for numero uno? (Self Interest) Isn’t ethics just a matter of what some authority like God or the Universe or Society or the Law says? (There’s No Law Against it) Don’t good people just make good ethical decisions? If we’re brought up right we’ll be ethical? (Following Gut Reaction)
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Questions As long as we don’t make the decision, we’re in the clear, right? (Just Following Orders) If everyone else is doing it, why is it wrong when I do it? (Group Think) These are all “easy,” but not good, ways to get out of making the hard Ethical Decisions required of us. We are required by our humanity to do better!
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Value Webster’s: a principle or standard considered worthwhile. A desirable quality of a person. A trait of some importance; held in high regard. Established early in life that continue to be reinforced throughout young adulthood (even adulthood), so more consistent over time. The norms or rules that we live by and that deeply affect the way we live. Broad time-honored principles which we have built into a personal framework of behavior. Make up our consciences .
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Belief Webster’s: A strong conviction or opinion. A set of ideas held strongly enough to become a creed or guide by which to live a life. Strong, long-lasting, and ingrained. Based on a body of knowledge and experience. Tend to be difficult to change or to be swayed by circumstance.
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Attitude Webster’s: a state of mind or feeling about something. A way we chose to feel or a reaction to a situation. Often changeable depending on the situation. Attitudes often lead to actions
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Standards Guide Our Actions Etiquette – manners are good or bad Law – legal right and wrong Grammar – grammatically correct or incorrect Aesthetics – good art or bad art Athletics – good play or bad play
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Moral Standard Morals are the standards that an individual or group has about what is right and wrong, good and bad. The norms we have about the kinds of actions we believe are right or wrong and the values we place on things we believe are morally bad or morally good.
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Five Distinguishing Characteristics that make a Standard a Moral Standard 1. Moral standards deal with matters that can seriously injure or seriously benefit humans. For example, theft, rape, enslavement, murder, child abuse,
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