Definitions - Definitions Chapter 1 Compassion 12 A respect...

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Definitions Chapter 1 Compassion 12 –  A respect for others and their rights. Compassionate people  are sympathetic to the suffering of others and are understanding of their  shortcomings. Cost-benefit thinking 10 –  A system of thought that focuses on the  consequences to one person or institution and then weights the cost against the  benefits of performing the action under scrutiny. Descriptive theory 7 –  A system of ethical thought that describes the values at  work within a social system. Ethical relativism 6 –  A system of ethical thought that says there is no objective  or absolute standard of right and wrong. Fairness 12 –  The ability to treat people with justice and equality. Honesty 11 –  A character trait of a person who is open and truthful in his or her  dealings with other people. Integrity 13 –  The quality of having the courage to do what is right regardless of  personal consequences. Law 3 –  A set of rules created by the governing body of a society to maintain  harmony, stability, and justice in that society. Morals 3 –  Values that govern society’s attitude toward right and wrong. Natural law theory 4 –  A system of ethical through that sees an unbreakable link  joining the law and morality.
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Prescriptive theory 7 –  A system of ethical thought that describes how to come  up with the values at work within a social system. Rational ethics 10 –  A system of ethical thought that uses reason as the basis  for making ethical judgments. Role model theory (ethics) 11 –  A system of ethical thought that examines  people and their patterns of behavior in order to uncover examples of the proper  way to act. Situational ethics 7 –  A system of ethical though that argues that each of us can  judge a person’s ethical decisions only by initially placing ourselves in that  person’s position. Social contract theory 7 –  holds the right and wrong are measured by the  obligation imposed on each individual by an implied agreement among all  individuals within a particular social system. Utilitarianism 8 –  A system of ethical thought that focuses on the consequences  of an action. Utility thinking 10 –  A system of thought that focuses the consequences to one  person or institution and then weights the cost against the benefits of performing  the action under scrutiny. _____________________________________________________________ Chapter 2
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