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DePaul - SOC 228 - Class Notes - Week 2

School: DePaul University
Department: Sociology
Course: Business, Ethics, and Society
Professor: Jesse Perillo
Term: Fall 2016
Tags: business, depaul, religion, Law, Morality, ethics, Deontology, Technology, responsiblity, studycase, and REL228
Name: REL 228 - Business, Ethics, and Society Week 2/Day 2 09-15-16
Description: 1) Business or Religion 2) Law vs. Morality 3) Ethics of Doing vs. Ethics of Being 4) Deontology, Technology, + Responsibility 5) Quick Case Study
Uploaded: 09/19/2016
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background image Week  2  Notes  –  Business,  Ethics,  and  Society     09/15/2016     Key  Points:     1)  Business  or  Religion    
2)  Law  vs.  Morality    
3)  Ethics  of  Doing  vs.  Ethics  of  Being    
4)  Deontology,  Technology,  +  Responsibility    
5)  Quick  Case  Study    
Ninian  Smart  Readings    -­‐  “Worldviews:  Crosscultural  Explorations  of  Human  
Beliefs”  
 
BUSINESS  AS  A  RELIGION?   Doctrine       Ex.  Mission  Statements   Mythie     Ex.  Any  Myths   Ethic/Legal       Ex.  Anti-­‐Discrimination  laws   Ritual   Ex.  Black  Friday,  praying   Emotional     Ex.  Advertisements  that  make  people  want  to  be  in  the  market  and  make  you   want  buy  something  by  reeling  you  in   Ex.  Connections  personally  or  community     Institutional       Ex.  Keeping  the  company       Ex.  Making  companies  look  better  by  helping  each  other  and  promoting  each   other    
 
Ex.  Spreading  your  message  or  attempting  to  convert  someone  to  his  or  her   faith       Ex.  The  department  of  communications,  marketing,  advertisements,  and  PR     LAW  VS.  MORALITY   Morality     -­‐  it  asks  us:  “Are  we  living  up  to  the  core  assumptions  of  the  world  and  what  
people  believe  we  should  follow?”  
-­‐  “Can  we  make  people  better?”   Law   -­‐  it  asks  us:  “can  we  fix  what  people  are  doing  wrong?”     -­‐  it  asks  for  can  we  protect  people  from  doing  bad?     -­‐  It  always  does  the  minimum  to  make  someone  not  do  something  bad      
 
background image ETHICS  OF  DOING  VS  ETHICS  OF  BEING   Ethics  of  Doing     Right  Action  and  Wrong  Actions   o  Refers  to  the  act     o  Intentions     §   Ex.  When  someone  does  something  stupid  but  they  did  it  with   good  intentions  and  that  makes  you  less  mad  at  the  person   o  Process   §   Ex.  If  your  parents  want  to  get  an  A  on  a  test  therefore  you   make  a  cheat  sheet  for  the  test  to  get  that  A     o  Legally     §   Ex.   If  you  do  something  illegal,  why  did  you  do  it?  Good  reason   or  bad  reason?   3  MAIN  TYPES  OF  ETHICS   1)  Deontology     -­‐   START  WITH  KNOWING  WHATS  RIGHT  AND  APPLY  IT,  SIMPLY  JUST  ACT  AND   DO  IT.  QUICK  EASY   -­‐  Deon:  Duty/Obligation     -­‐  Where  you  may  find  the  law  portion     -­‐  Questions  asked  by  Deontology     o  What  is  the  good?     §   Determined  by  asking:  “What  does  the  law  require”  and  “what  
is  my  duty?”  
o  What  is  Bad/Sin   §   Failing  to  live  up  to  the  law/duty     §   Focuses  on  the  act  in  itself  or  the  object  of  the  act     2)  Teleology   -­‐  WE  KNOW  WHERE  WE  ARE  SUPPOSED  TO  END  AND  WE  HAVE  A  VISION   KNOWING  WHERE  WE  WILL  END  UP  BUT  YOU  TAKE  DERVERSIONS  AND  YOU  
THINK  ABOUT  IT  A  LITTLE  BEFORE  ACTING  
-­‐  Telos:  End  of  goal   o  Determined  by  asking:   “What  is  the  good?  “     o  What  is  the  bad/sin   §   Focusing  on  the  INTENTION  of  the  act   o  Types:       §   Virtue  Ethics     •  Who  am  I  trying  to  be?   §   Unitarianism   •  What  will  produce  the  greatest  happiness      
 
 
 
 

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School: DePaul University
Department: Sociology
Course: Business, Ethics, and Society
Professor: Jesse Perillo
Term: Fall 2016
Tags: business, depaul, religion, Law, Morality, ethics, Deontology, Technology, responsiblity, studycase, and REL228
Name: REL 228 - Business, Ethics, and Society Week 2/Day 2 09-15-16
Description: 1) Business or Religion 2) Law vs. Morality 3) Ethics of Doing vs. Ethics of Being 4) Deontology, Technology, + Responsibility 5) Quick Case Study
Uploaded: 09/19/2016
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