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Unformatted text preview: Today's applied ethics course does not seek to convey a
Today's set of moral truths but tries to encourage students to think
carefully about complex moral issues"( Bok, 1990). Continuing, Bok asserts that "the principal aim of the
ethics course is not to impart right answers but to make
students more perceptive in detecting ethical problems
when they arise, better acquainted with the best moral
thought that has accumulated through the ages, and more
equipped to reason about the ethical issues they will face
in their own personal and professional lives" (Bok, 1990,
73). Moreover, all ethical theorists seem to be in agreement
that development of ethical decision making skills among
administrative students ought to be a significant goal of
professional ethics education.
5 What is Ethics? Some years ago, sociologist Raymond Baumhart
Some asked business people, "What does ethics mean to
you?" Among their replies were the following:
"Ethics has to do with what my feelings tell me is right...
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2014 for the course BSC 2501 taught by Professor Frigerio during the Fall '12 term at Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research.
- Fall '12