Business Ethics- Unit 1

Business Ethics- Unit 1 - Unit 1 Friday, January 11, 2008...

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Unit 1 Friday, January 11, 2008 2:43 PM Week I (January 9-11): Introduction to Moral Theory P: XI-XV BB:pp. 1-6   Week 2 (January 14-18): Ethics and Religion January 21: M.L. King Day Holiday   Week 3 (January 23-25): Ethical Relativism and Objectivism P: 19-20, 33-51 BB: pp.7-12   Week 4 (January 28-February l): Ethics and Egoism P: 53, 79-86 BB: pp. 12-16 Introduction to Moral Theory P:  General Introduction BB:  p. 1-6 Friday, January 11, 2008 2:06 PM Mutual trust is required for a market to function Morals- made of a collection of principles Morality- made of value judgments 3 types of statements 1. Prescriptions/rules/commands i. Ex. Do not lie ii. Regulate people's behavior iii. 2 Types 1. Moral (most cases) 2. Technical 2. Descriptions i. Ex. The cat is on the mat ii. Describe a fact 3. Value Judgments i. 2 Types 1. Moral
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a. Evaluate against a standard b. Approval or disapproval c. Ex. Killing people is wrong Ex. John is a nice guy 2. Non-Moral a. Ex. The cook is good Ex. The food is great Ethics and Religion Monday, January 14, 2008 6:50 PM Bible- composed of moral prescriptions and moral value judgments o The 10 Commandments- list of prescriptions and value judgments to live by o Genesis 22- Abram takes Isaac to be sacrificed Killing son  contradicts morality (killing an innocent person is wrong) Really a test of faith  relation between God and morality is not   straightforward   scientific classification is ok God decides what is right and what is wrong, not man's business 
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