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Public Administration Chapter 7 1. Define ethics and morality. Ethics is a branch of philosophy concerned with the study of moral principles and action. Morality is concerned with those practices and activities that are considered right or wrong; it is also concerned with the values those practices reflect and the rules through which they are carried out. 2. Define ethical relativism. Ethical relativism is the belief that actions that are immoral in some place or circumstances are moral in others and that one can make moral judgments only by taking into account the context in which an action occurs. 3. What are the steps in ethical deliberation? These are the steps in ethical deliberation: 1. Clarify the facts. 2. Agree on basic principles. 3. Analyze the arguments. 4. Make a decision and act on it. 4. Define utilitarianism and deontology. Utilitarianism focuses on the consequences of actions. Utilitarianism holds that an action is right, compared to other courses of action, if it results in the greatest good (or at least the minimum harm) for the greatest number of people. Deontology holds that broad principles of rightness and wrongness can be established and that these principles are not dependent on the consequences of a particular action. 5. List and explain the three levels of moral development through which people pass. At the preconventional level, children begin to develop certain ideas about right and wrong. They interpret these ideas in terms of the consequences of their actions
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