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CMST 472 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Ethical Egoism, Categorical ImperativePremium

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Department
Communication Studies
Course Code
CMST 472
Professor
Nan Li
Lecture
11

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4/18/17
In-class Notes: Ethics (CH11)
-What is Ethics?
oHow we live/deal w/oth. ppl
Boundaries/parameters of your actions
oLaw = shared understanding
Morality
-Common Perspectives of Ethical Decision Making
oConsequences:
Focus on result/outcome of decision
Ethical egoism
Utilitarianism
Altruism
oDuty:
Focus on action itself
Kant’s categorical imperative
-Ethical Ldrshp
o“W/great power comes great respons.”
B/c ldr usually has more power/control than followers gave, ldrs have to be
partic. sensitive to how their ldrshp affects well-being of oth.
-Ethical Challenges of Ldrshp
oChallenge of:
Info mgmnt
Telling the truth
How/where ldrs get their info
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