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Phil 1273 - Introduction to Business Ethics
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Course Overview How do the recent sections fit together i e I have no idea what is going on Reminder What is ethics Ethics Right Action That is ethics is concerned with right and wrong morally good or bad moral praiseworthiness and blameworthiness etc Ethical questions Am I making the right choice Is there a right choice What is the right thing to do What is the fundamental thing separating what is right from what is wrong What should ought someone do in a particular situation What are my moral obligations and to whom do I have them Overview of Previous Material Integrity Project How can I act in accordance with my moral code Can t I just choose to be a good person No Toby Groves System 1 and System 2 thinking Moral fading Moral blindness Ect Well that sucks How do I overcome the morally dumb part of my brain What if I just think try really really hard Wow yeah that s not going to work We need to accept that our brain and everyone else s is just not that great at this being a moral person thing Help your little buddy out with some techniques that have evidence of being effective Nudging choice architecture Vocalizing principles Overview of Current Future Material Ethical theory Choose wisely Deontology Rules n stuff Kantian Ethics One rule to rule them all Categorical imperative Freeeeeeeedom Caution Consider how well it ended for Mel Gibson Who gets to choose You do If you own it Libertarianism Do what you want with what you own Virtue Ethics The weird one Aristotle Humans rational animals Golden mean Consequentialism Clearly the right choice Utilitarianism Welfare Bentham and Mill Happiness is pleasure minus pain H Pl Pa Maximize all the the pleasure Minimize all the pain Overview of Future Material Now let s address What the heck is going on right now We are still doing ethics which is cool because that is the title of the course However ethics is a very very large area of study The best way to get ahold of where we are at is to look at where we were The previous material covered the very general topics of ethical integrity and ethical theory The future material is about how those two general topics apply specifically to businesses Overview of Future Material Corporate Social Responsibility Abbreviated as CSR Environmental Ethics This a very general topic that addresses the question What moral obligations do corporations have That is what does it mean to say a corporation is ethical or unethical This is a narrower topic Only in the context of this class Typically this would be a broad subdiscipline under the category of applied ethics about what what it means to be ethical or unethical in relation to the environment we all live in Think tragedy of the commons related ethical questions Job Discrimination This is a narrower topic Only in regards to the topic s main focus The literature and effects of this topic are quite large about ethical questions regarding discrimination Here the psychology part of the integrity project also comes back into play Think Can t I just simply choose not to discriminate The answer is no because science At least not any more than you can just simply choose to do the right moral thing Our brains just aren t built that way


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