A Framework for Thinking Ethically

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Unformatted text preview: human
beings
equally‐or
if
unequally,
 then
fairly
based
on
some
standard
that
is
defensible.
We
pay
people
more
based
on
their
harder
work
or
 the
greater
amount
that
they
contribute
to
an
organization,
and
say
that
is
fair.
But
there
is
a
debate
over
 CEO
salaries
that
are
hundreds
of
times
larger
than
the
pay
of
others;
many
ask
whether
the
huge
 disparity
is
based
on
a
defensible
standard
or
whether
it
is
the
result
of
an
imbalance
of
power
and
hence
 is
unfair.
 
 The
Common
Good
Approach
 
 The
Greek
philosophers
have
also
contributed
the
notion
that
life
in
community
is
a
good
in
itself
and
our
 actions
should
contribute
to
that
life.
T...
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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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