Notes bus 186 - • Freeman would approve of something that...

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Can we hold corp. morally responsible? Pros It carries out actions it thinks are correct Cons Only natural human beings can make moral decisions because a moral decision is an intentional act because no matter what decision you make it has to be carried out in a physical way. Freeman speaks about social responsibility Tragedy of the commons When people have free use of land without any ownership, people will abuse it
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Unformatted text preview: • Freeman would approve of something that has the effect of advancing society if the motive is to enhance reputation and therefore enhancing profit • Lucas ◦ theres a responsibility for shareholders, employees • utilitarianism ◦ Consequentialist theory ▪ right and wrong depends on consequence of actions ▪ the action that produces the greatest amount of happiness over unhappiness for everybody...
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2010 for the course PHIL 186 at San Jose State.

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