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NBA 671 Fall 2007 CLASS QUESTIONS (1) October 16 1. It is often said—only half-jokingly—that “business ethics” is an oxymoron (a contradiction in terms). What accounts for this perception? 2. “If it’s legal, it’s ethical.” Your response? 3. How do you know when you’re facing a moral (or ethical) choice? 4. In trying to resolve a moral issue you’re confronting (think of examples), what kinds of questions to you address—implicitly or explicitly—in reaching a judgment about what you can or should do in the situation? 5. Imagine that a friend of yours is considering an action you feel is unethical and that you want to persuade her not to do it. What kinds of reasons might you offer
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Unformatted text preview: her? (To put it another way, what distinguishes moral or ethical reasons from other kinds of reasons—e.g., economic or legal or prudential?) 6. All of us have obligations of various sorts. What gives rise to these obligations? (Imagine a world in which no recognized any obligations to others.) 7. What are the connections between your obligations and the choices you make? 8. What is integrity? Does your integrity matter to you? Why (or why not)? 9. In Spiderman: The Movie , Peter Parker’s uncle reminds the young superhero that “with greater power goes great responsibility.” Does power entail responsibility? What relevance, if any, does this issue have to business?...
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