lec02 - In the Shadow of the Moon Tonight (Wed., Jan. 9)...

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1 In the Shadow of the Moon • Tonight (Wed., Jan. 9) • 7:30 pm • Campbell Hall • $5 for students ERes Password salad Ethical rules of thumb • Don’t do anything you wouldn’t do with your mother standing next to you. • Don’t do anything that you wouldn’t want to appear on 60 Minutes. Utilitarianism • Seeks to balance good and bad outcomes, taking into account perspectives of all involved. • Tries to maximize well being of society as a whole. • John Stuart Mill
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Cost-benefit analysis • BENEFITS – COSTS = DECISION • Problem: How to assign dollar values? Duty ethics • Perform moral duties (treating others fairly, not injuring others) regardless of whether dutiful actions lead to the most optimal result. • Immanuel Kant Rights ethics • Do not violate the morals rights of others • John Locke What are the problems with • How to balance competing duties and rights? • How to account for the
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This note was uploaded on 07/12/2009 for the course ENGR 101 taught by Professor Swinontek during the Summer '08 term at UCSB.

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