Ethical Theories of the Western World
1. Theological- Consequence based
2. Deonto Logical- rule based
a. Rights or Duties
3. Virtue- Character based, what kind of person do you want to be?
4. Care- relationship based, how they af
Ethics: The discipline
Moral: relating to principles of right and wrong in behavior
Prescriptive ethics: develop rules of how to behave
Why do people act unethically?
Did not realize ethical issues were involved
Realized ethical issue was involv
Allocation based on rule:
You cant quantify need, or objective
No incentive for people to produce if you give them all that they need.
Destroys individual responsibility
We dont know who we are
They define everything about us
We create a world behi
Devil in the room:
Utilitarianism: Dont tell
Rights: Tell, has a right to know
Virtue: could be argued either way
Pragmatic: get away with it so dont tell
-Ethical imperialism- just because we know better we can do what we want
If you couldnt get away wit
What is a duty?
Universality- act only on rules you would be willing to see everyone follow
Avoid double standard
Accords with common sense
Incomplete (doesnt tell us what the rules are)
Doesnt address conflicting dut