PHI 214 Chapter_1b_Intro

PHI 214 Chapter_1b_Intro - Sink (project super) Warren (sr....

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What is Ethics Enron (3) Ethics = ? (5) Moral standards v. Non-moral standards (6) Serious for human welfare Moral standards take priority Moral standards need justification Morality & Religion (11)
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Ethical Relativism (13) Moral Subjectivism Cultural/Ethical Relativism Is Business a separate “world”? Are ALL values relative?
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Moral Principles (15) Conscience Principles and Self-Interest Individual integrity & Business Diffusion of Responsibility
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Moral Reasoning (24) Facts Principles Logic Action-oriented conclusion If two people disagree, which part of the reasoning process is the source of the disagreement?
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Made in USA---Dumped in… Children’s pajamas Baby pacifiers Dalkon Shield WHAT ARE THE ISSUES?
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B. F. Goodrich Sunderman (chief engineer) Engineering Design (Van Horn, manager)
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Unformatted text preview: Sink (project super) Warren (sr. engineer) Lawson (jr. engineer) Technical Services Line (manager) Gretzinger (lab super) Vandivier (data analyst, tech writer) Moral Responsibility & Bureaucracy Psychology of Destructive Obediance: Milgrim experiments Four Knowledge Conditions for Ethics:- you must make a decision- it needs to be made soon- you know the options- you have the necessary information Responsibility & Bureaucracy (cont) But the ordinary knowledge conditions for moral responsibility are often absent for almost everyone in a large organization Therefore employees must understand that ethical conduct is everyones responsibility Investigate suspicions, communicate concerns; and companies must protect and value employees who do voice concerns...
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PHI 214 Chapter_1b_Intro - Sink (project super) Warren (sr....

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