A Framework for Thinking Ethically

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standards
get
applied
to
specific
situations
we
face?
 
 If
our
ethics
are
not
based
on
feelings,
religion,
law,
accepted
social
practice,
or
science,
what
are
they
 based
on?
Many
philosophers
and
ethicists
have
helped
us
answer
this
critical
question.
They
have
 suggested
at
least
five
different
sources
of
ethical
standards
we
should
use.
 
 Five
Sources
of
Ethical
Standards
 
 The
Utilitarian
Approach
 
 Some
ethicists
emphasize
that
the
ethical
action
is
the
one
that
provides
the
most
good
or
does
the
least
 harm,
or,
to
put
it
another
way,
produces
the
greatest
balance
of
good
over
harm.
The
ethical
corporate
 action,
then,
is
the
one
that
produces
the
greatest
good
and
does
the
least
harm
for
all
who
are
affected‐...
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