Week 3 Assignment
1. Suppose that when John Pepper discovered the espionage, he also discovered that very similar
information appeared in the business media the day before the trash bins were raided. How
does the analys
Week 4 Assignment
1. You can still ask whether deceiving the customer is generalizable if loyalty to
coworkers is one of your reasons for being deceptive. What is the answer?
a. You can ask whether or not it is generali
What Is Morality?
The Problem of Definition
There are many rival theories, each expounding
a different conception of what it means to live
morally, and any definition that goes beyond
Socrates simple formulation (how we oug
Does Morality Depend on
The Presumed Connection Between Morality and
In popular thinking, morality and religion are
inseparable. People commonly believe that
morality can be understood only in the
According to Aristotle, how do we acquire virtues and vices?
How does this connect to the idea that our jobs can affect our character?
According to Aristotle, we acquire virtues and vices through developed behavioral
configurations that are habitually con
Weekly Assignment I
What does Adam Smith say motivates economic activity?
Why would this seem to suggest that there is no place for morality in business?
Adam Smith asserts that self interest motivates economic activity. Mr. Smith emphasizes
that while th
According to the Greatest Happiness Principle, how should we decide between two different
courses of action? Explain how this can justify actions that cause others pain or unhappiness in
According to the Greatest Happiness Principle we should
Explain what Kant means by acting out of inclination as opposed to acting out of duty
An example to explain what Kant means by acting out of inclination is if your child was
in the crossfire of a drive by shooting and you impulsively push the child down o
Using an example, explain the idea that there are no universal, objective moral standards.
An example to perhaps support the idea that there are no universal, objective moral standards is
that in countries such as Afghanistan, the families of rape victims
S ubjectivism in Ethics
Take any [vicious] action.Wilful murder, for instance.
Examine it in all lights, and see if you can find that matter of fact,
or real existence, which you call vice.You can never find it,
till you turn yo