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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style Ethics & Integrity Cornerstone Course Dr. Cameron M. Ford • Ethical situations can be viewed as quandaries to be resolved • Choice typically not between right and wrong, but rather is among two or more “rights” How to Consider Ethical Issues? • Should a large apartment complex be approved when local schools are already overcrowded? • Should gambling be legalized, and should we use lotteries to fund education? • Should banks receiving government bailout funds be allowed to offer executive bonuses? • Should businesses provide health benefits to employees? Examples of Ethical Quandaries • Any issue that implies significant harm or benefit to others may be described as “ethical” • This is true even if an ethical response to a situation isn’t clear When Are Ethics Most Important? • There are complementary views on ethics – Utilitarianism – Formalism • Using both requires “Janusian thinking”: – The ability to consider multiple perspectives simultaneously Alternative Views on Ethics • Decisions should achieve the greatest good for...
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2011 for the course GEB 3031 taught by Professor Dr.ford during the Spring '09 term at University of Central Florida.

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