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Unformatted text preview: 8. Making Ethical Decisions General Principles of Ethical Conduct The Categorical Imperative- act so that your action could become universal law, Test of Universalizability The Conventionalist Ethic- anything is okay if it is legal The Disclosure Rule- would you be proud if your family read about your actions in the newspaper Doctrine of the Means- virtue through moderation, moderation is important The End-Means Ethic- worthwhile ends justify any means The Golden Rule- uses the Test of Reversibility The Intuition Ethic- we know what is right or wrong, be guided by emotions The Might Equals Right Ethic- if you are strong enough, it is right The Organization Ethic- loyalty to the organization is paramount The Principle of Equal Freedom- we are free to act until we infringe on the liberties of others The Proportionality Ethic- is a decision more good or more bad The Principle of Double effect- if the good outweighs the bad and you have no alternative, then it...
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2009 for the course BA 4307 taught by Professor Ritchey during the Spring '09 term at University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson.
- Spring '09