Summarize Audis taxonomy of desires. Under what conditions do you think that it is
ethical for companies to use marketing to create desire in customers for products and
services that they dont need?
One of the purposes of accounting is to determin
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Introduction to Business Ethics (PHIL 118)
This course will serve as an introduction to business ethics. We will examine the
particulars of the corporate structure whilst inq
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India has a long history of treating women as second class citizens and with modern
equipment such as ultrasound machines, families in India can choose to abort an unborn
fetus merely because the fetu
According to John Locke, how does a person acquire the right to private property?
-one can acquire un-owned land by mixing ones labor with it and as long as there is other land
as much and as good for others
On the free market view of the relation b
According to Milton Friedman, why do businesses not have an ethical responsibility to not
harm the environment?
-they dont have an ethical responsibility to not harm the environment because the only
responsibility of a business is to maximize profits f
What distinguishes a negative responsibility from a positive responsibility? Give an
example of each from a business context.
-Businesses have legal obligations to government and ethical responsibilities to society. The
responsibilities that businesses
1. According to Howard and Korver, why is lying wrong? Do you think that being able to
give an answer to this question in advance of a situation in which one is tempted to lie will
give the person tempted the resources not to give in to temptation and lie
Explain Howards and Korvers argument that the challenge of living up to positive ethics
actually encourages us to transgress on all our ethical principles (39).
-Negative ethics are prohibitions that take the form You shall not kill and take little or
Why do the authors claim that developing an ethical hierarchy in ones personal code of
ethics is problematic? Do you agree? Why or why not?
-creating an ethical hierarchy is problematic because it runs the risk of engaging in unskillful
1. What does it mean for something to have intrinsic value? Give an example in the
business context of something that has intrinsic value. How do you know that the
thing youve identified has intrinsic value?
-for something to have intrinsic value is to va
What is a marketing chain? In your own opinion, do some people in the chain have more
responsibility for the consequences brought about by the five elements of marketing than
do other people in the chain?
-A marketing chain is a system of people involv
Pages 15 - 35 (Consequentialism, Utilitarianism, Kant, Virtue Ethics, and Rights)
A family of ethical viewpoints based on two central ideas:
a claim about what is of value for human beings
an act is ethically permissible if