Ethics - ETHICS Definitions: Ethics - A branch of...

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ETHICS Definitions: Ethics - A branch of philosophy that addresses questions about morality (concepts such as good and evil, right and wrong, virtue and justice); the intentional choices that people make and the basic moral principles that are used to guide these decisions. Stakeholder - Any party that has an interest ("stake") in a project. Consequentialism - The consequences of your conduct are the basis for any judgment about the morality of that conduct. (Ends justify the means.) You should decide what to do based on the consequences of your actions being better or worse. Deontology - The rightness or wrongness of one’s conduct comes from the behavior itself rather than the consequence of the behavior. You should decide what to do based on the moral acceptability of an action using a rights-based or duty-based system of analysis. (e.g. Always tell the truth, even if it puts someone in harm’s way.) Virtue-based Ethics - The emphasis is on the character of the person performing the action and not the
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2011 for the course BIME 2102 taught by Professor Kim during the Spring '11 term at UVA.

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