A Framework for Thinking Ethically

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Unformatted text preview: which
they
find
themselves‐as
friends,
parents,
children,
citizens,
businesspeople,
 teachers,
professionals,
and
so
on.

 
 It
is
helpful
to
identify
what
ethics
is
NOT:
 
 • Ethics
is
not
the
same
as
feelings.
Feelings
provide
important
information
for
our
ethical
choices.
 Some
people
have
highly
developed
habits
that
make
them
feel
bad
when
they
do
something
 wrong,
but
many
people
feel
good
even
though
they
are
doing
something
wrong.
And
often
our
 feelings
will
tell
us
it
is
uncomfortable
to
do
the
right
thing
if
it
is
hard.

 
 • Ethics
is
not
religion.
Many
people
are
not
religious,
but
ethics
applies
to
everyone.
Most
religions
 do
advocate
high
ethical
standards
but
sometimes
do
not
address
all
th...
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This note was uploaded on 07/20/2010 for the course SOC 308 taught by Professor Kurtz during the Summer '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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