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Unformatted text preview: Introduction- Business Ethics 1 12/13/2009 2/11/2011 2 Course Overview Philosophy Logic Ethical Theories 2/11/2011 3 Business Theories Business Entities Issues 2/11/2011 4 2/11/2011 5 2/11/2011 6 Philosophy Greek meaning Philein means love ophia eans wisdom Sophia means wisdom Philosopher is a lover and seeker of wisdom or truth the study of nature and meaning of the universe and of human life a particular set or system of beliefs resulting from the search for Philosophy 2/11/2011 8 knowledge about life and the universe a set of beliefs or an attitude to life that guides somebody's behaviour "If you're studying Geology, which is all facts, as soon as you get out of school you forget it all, but hilosophy you 2/11/2011 9 Philosophy you remember just enough to screw you up for the rest of your life.". If everyone is thinking alike, omeone 2/11/2011 10 someone isn t thinking. Logic : The Philosophy s Tool T h e u n e x a m i n e d l i f e i s n o t w o r t h l i v i n g Socrates () T h e u n l i v e d l i f e i s n o t w o r t h e x a m i n i n g Woody Allen ( An American film director, actor, writer, musician). Philosophical topics God and religion Knowledge/Science Mind/Body, Identity Freedom Political thought Aesthesis/art Ethics Brief look at Logic Logic is Philosophers tool ogic is to Logic is to language what math is to numbers Structure of Argument Premises Supporting statements Conclusion Position Your position: You gave me a grade and I C grade and I deserve an A How you going to argue it? Premises P1. If I get an average grade of 95%, I get an A grade. 2. I got an average grade of P2. I got an average grade of 95%. Conclusion C: Therefore, I deserve n A an A Validity Conclusion necessarily follows from the premises Follows rules of logic Example P1. All men are mortal P2. Tom is a man C. Therefore, Tom is mortal Another example P1. Some men are mortal P2.Tom is a man C. Therefore, Tom is mortal Example P1. All men are purple. P2. Tom is a man Therefore, Tom is purple Is it Valid? Example P1. All men are purple P2. Tom is a man Therefore Tom is purple VALID, NOT SOUND Soundness ,;; Argument follows the rules of Logic and each of the premises re true are true Fallacy An argument that is not sound -Not valid Premises not true False but effective arguments: Appeal to Emotion Argument from Authority Argument from General Consent The world is Flat Argument from Ignorance I believe in Santa Clause, prove me wrong: The Fallacy of Ambiguities P1: The sun gives off light....
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