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Unformatted text preview: http://www.worldsbest.in/2011/01/double-meaning-photos.html Where the guidelines come from: The dead guys! • Aristotle – Golden Mean • Kant – Categorical Imperatives • Mill – Utilitarianism • Ross – Competing Duties • Communitarianism – (Etzioni, et al.) big picture Aristotle: The deadest guy • Importance of role model • Golden Mean –between 2 extremes ▫ Action may not be the same for everyone • Virtue ethics - Found by ▫ Practical reasoning (know what you’re doing) ▫ Applying/acting on high standards ▫ Emerges from strong character traits Doin’ the Golden Mean Vice of deficiency Virtue Vice of excess Assertiveness Honesty Cooperation Respect Fairness Gratitude Trust In Deni Elliott, Ethical Challenges , 2009, p. 7 Can you be too honest? Is it OK to lie sometimes? • I have never lied • I have lied to spare someone’s feelings • I have lied about my age • I have lied about why I didn’t go to work National survey sez… • I have lied to spare someone’s feelings – 65% • I have lied about my age – 33% • I have lied about why I didn’t go to work – 33% • And the best… I have never lied – 39% !?!??! Pros and cons? Kant – the rules guy ‘In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.’ — Immanuel Kant, Prussian geographer and philosopher (1724-1804) Kant – The rules guy...
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2012 for the course JOMC 141 taught by Professor Loisboynton during the Spring '11 term at UNC.

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