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Intro to Business Ethics

by: Savanna Maheux

Intro to Business Ethics PHI 121 103

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Savanna Maheux
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Ethics in the Workplace

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These are the notes for the first week of Ethics in the Workplace. This is everything you need to know about the basics of business ethics. Enjoy!
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Savanna Maheux on Friday September 4, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to PHI 121 103 at Pace University taught by Brusseau in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 14 views.

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Date Created: 09/04/15
Tuesday September 15 2015 Perennial Duties Examples Ex 1 I think he should tell the employee that he s going to be laid off because of the duty to not wrong others the duty of honesty and the duty of beneficence Ex 2 It is not okay for Mike Daisy to lie because of the duty of honesty to his viewers He sacrifices duty of honesty in order to follow his duty to self to develop talent as an entertainer He has a lack of respect for the American public viewers as well as the Chinese workers The Concept of Fairness Theories It is a hybrid status between duties to self and duties to others fair to self fair to others Aristotle 400 80 Greece conception Equals treated equally unequals treated unequally Form of Aristotelian fairness retributive justice an eye for an eye John Rawls Recent American conception Veil of ignorance when making decision blind self so you don t know how decision is going to affect you whatever you come up with is considered fair Proportionality penalty should be proportional to harm done Rationality penalty as rational rebalancing into equality not spasm of angeremotion Rawls fairness accept wealth distribution in society if none of us knows where we re going to end up Fair if you don t know how it s going to affect you Aristotle fairness people did certain things to get to where they are financially work put in unequal treatment money unequal Toyota Example Duick vs Toyotaactors Tuesday September 15 2015 Questions Should people not buy this car because of how they advertised it Are you supporting this prank if you buy it Are the actors responsible Is what the actors did to Duick ethically justifiable Example Duick vs Actors Involved Toyota friend that set target up Duick Saachi maniacsactors courts Why should they take the job It is their self duty to develop their own talent acting Veil of ignorance you don t know if you re going to win or lose who is the subject and who the actor is which you are Make a decision without knowing which side you re on EthicsDuties Notes cont Toyota Example Actor isn t harming anyone when target has already signed contract Not doing anything wrong when the target already said she was up for it Why not to take the job lf actor is sued no one would want to hire himher after hurt career Not and honest contract sent via email survey Would be harming persondoing wrong What s more important Developing a talent acting or respecting other people Tuesday September 15 2015 Basic problems with theories duties No certainty Duty to develop talent isn t good if it is a bad talent ex serial killer All theories have holes and problems Some duties tell us to take the job some tell us not to goes both ways Three fundamental rules for theory 1 Part of naturelaws of universe 2 Rules part of nature of humanity 3 Social contract explanation humans develop rules for cohabitation living together


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