Textbook: Chapter 4: Ethics in the Marketplace: Generosity, Competition, and Fairness
Businesses are commonly called enterprise associations
o Collectivities of people working for the purposes of the business who might not share much beyond
PHIL 215 / ARBUS 202 Online: Professional and Business Ethics
Take-home Midterm Test
Answer all questions in Part 1 and Part 2 below. Your test is due on Wednesday, June 18 at
You must submit your work online thr
Textbook: Chapter 5: Marketing and Advertising Ethics
Two questions arise when discussing the topic of advertising ethics:
o What scope is there for ethical concern, apart from a legal concern about the practice of advertising and
Textbook: Chapter 6: Equal Opportunity, Discrimination, and Affirmative Action
Unemployment is regarded as a personal and social problem
o Gvmts institute programs to enable people to find work
Denial of work can cause persona
Textbook: Chapter 3: Stakeholders
In Canada, shareholder is more used that stakeholder
o Is any individual, or corporation legally owning shares in a public or private corporation
o Is the broad constituency serv
Textbook: Chapter 1: Ethical Reasoning in Business
What is Ethics?
o Is the study of the theoretical foundations of moral principles governing individual behaviour and the
practical application of those principles
o Not a poor reasoning, vague la
Textbook: Chapter 7: Whistleblowing
o Is making public matters that organizations have ignored or wish to keep hidden but which constitute a
significant wrong or an immediate danger
In Canada, protection for whistleblowers
Textbook: Chapter 8: Corporate Governance
o Is the controls put in place to ensure that a corporation acts in an ethical, legal, and transparent manner
in the best interests of its shareholders, also the consideration
Textbook: Chapter 10: Code of Ethics and Institutional Ethics
- Codes an established set of principles or rules of behaviour
- Code of Ethics a formal statement of an organizations ethical values and principles
What are Code of Ethics for? W
Week #9: Monday, March 7th, 2016.
Topic: Markets and the Environment
Sameness, Difference, Equality:
Equality is not based on the fact that we are equal in eve
Textbook: Chapter 11: The Environment
The Humanistic Argument:
- w/o a clean environment, human wealth will be harmed
- w/o a natural world w/ a diversity of species, human life will be diminished
- w/o a stock of non-renewable resources for future genera
Week #10: Monday, March 14th, 2016.
Topic: Equality and Discrimination
o The unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds
of race, age, or sex: victims of racial discri
Week 1: Introduction
- We focus on evidence that proves that we are right and ignore that suggests that were wrong
- Even though we are susceptible to the same type of error, we think we are the exception
Week #3: Monday, January 18th, 2016.
Topic: Private and Public Ethics
There is such a gap between how one lives and how one ought to live that anyone who abandons what is done
for what ought to be down for what ought to be done learns his ruin
Week #4: Monday, January 25th, 2016.
Topic: Corporate Social Responsibility
1. To what extent do business and ethics overlap?
2. To what extent can we allow our personal beliefs to influence our decisions at work?
3. What do we do when ou
Week #1: Monday, January 4th, 2016.
Topic: Introduction to Professional & Business Ethics
A type of cognitive bias that involves favoring information that confirms previously existing beliefs or biases
a reporter who is wri
Week #5: Monday, February 2nd, 2016.
Topic: Personal Responsibility in Group Contexts
The Perils of Group Work:
Im not a chump
Week #7: Monday, February 22nd, 2016.
Topic: Corporate Governance & Perverse Incentives
The Perils of Group Work:
Working together requires:
o Degree of cooperativeness which can easily be undermined by,
Week #8: Monday, February 29th, 2016.
Topic: Ethics of Sales and Advertising
o Act fraudulently
o Act in bad faith
o Make false claims
o Make misleading claims
It is against this backdrop that consumers are expected to exa
Week #2: Monday, January 11th, 2016.
Topic: Ethical Theories
Political & Economic Freedom:
Great wealth in a few people can give them highly disproportionate political power. Economic freedom,
however, tends to result in great wealth on the part of some
Textbook: Chapter 2: Dirty Hands
Different Perspectives: Public and Private Morality
o Moral requirements and the moral hierarchy is different in public and private life
o In public life: the right thing to do is something
Advertising Moral arguments related to
Product Safety Laws
Afrmative Action / Employment Equity
Prot - Moral arguments related to
This Weeks Agenda
2. Personal Responsibility
(Am I really my brothers keeper?)
The employees all worked on
commission, so the more they
overcharged customers, the
more they made.
- Former employee quoted by CB
2. Prices, Preferences, & Things of Value
(Is there such a thing as a just price?)
One: Our conception of
value extends beyond
Two: We only tra
Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes, http:/www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1993/02/11, February 11, 1993
Supertramp, The Logical Song, from the album Breakfast in America, written by Richard Davies, Roger Hodgson, Jorge Martinez
1978 Universal Music Publi
2. The Moral Status of Prot !
(Is money really the root of all evil?)
1) On average a line worker in
Oshawa earns $34/hour, whereas
a line worker doing t
2. Laying the theoretical foundations
(What moral philosophers have said about economics
and the good life)
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3. New syllabus
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2. Markets and the Environment
Did you have a great long weekend?
Did you consume a lot of food this weekend?
2. The Free in Free Market Part I.
(What does it mean to be free?)
Here is where we are going.
1. What is freedom?
2. How much freedom do we n