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Unformatted text preview: Ethics is the name given to the principles of belief and conduct held and performed by an individual or group of people. Ethics involves the concepts of Right and wrong Moral or immoral Fair or unfair Just or unjust Good or bad Parents School teachers Media Peers Heroes Experience Culture Religion Humans are divine beings We should follow our soul to please God Our behavior, our ethics, therefore should be what God wants not what society deems correct Ethics are Absolute Platos pupil More practical Ethics as Virtue Ties to Rhetoric Rhetoric as persuasion The good argument would win through logical debate Viewed values as socially constructed, not absolute Values are shaped through communication Recognized social nature of values Recognized importance of communication to impart values Recognized language has power Also argued that values are socially constructed Argued that ALL communication expresses values even scientific and supposedly neutral writing Doing the most good for the most number of people much like democracy Rights: regard the basic needs and welfare of every individual (safe workplace) Justice: concerns how the costs and benefits of an action are distributed among a group (same job/same pay) Utility: regards the positive or negative effect a companys decision may have on the general public (plant closing) Care: regards the responsibility of each person to act responsibly to people we have personal, professional, or societal relationship with. Murder Stealing Cheating Abortion War in Iraq Drinking Alcohol Competence and diligence Honesty and candor Confidentiality Loyalty You must make sure your product or service is safe You must make sure your product or service and effective Prevent and/or report environmental damage See the pdf entitled nazi1 in the weekly modules folder See the pdf entitled naziethics in the weekly modules folder. Copyright law Trademark law Contract law Liability law...
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