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Lecture 1TA Marnie DumouchelleMdumo025uottawacaETHICSProfs EmailStems from the Greek word Ethikos which means what should we doJmilleruottawacaTwo theories of ethicsDeontologyConsequentialismDeontologyDuty bound follows astrict codeof right or wrongKant 18th Century German referred to this as Kantian EthicsCome up with notions such as rights and principlesthat people have to followReasonbased systemKantian didnt want a system based on wants and gave the notion of rightsUniversalConsequentialismWhat do you do with consequencesThe end justifies the meansBusiness focuses on the goalsUtilitarianismis under thisThe greatest happiness principle focus on the goal that results in the most happinessPlato 4 BCPopular theories that were around during Platos timeDo not steal keep your wordVirtue Ethics theory sometimes its right to do the wrong thing ie Axe exampleEmotionbased systemFacts and ValuesFacts is when you say what the world ISIsOughtfallacyEthics and values is sayingeven if things are this way it could be betterHume 18th Century ScottishAesthetics art beautyAmoral VS ImmoralPeople believe business is AmoralEthics and Law are not the sameEthics isnt about whether you can or cant do something but whether you should or should not doGolden ruletreat others as you would like to be treatedProblems with this rule Eye for an EyeTreating other people nicely does not mean you will be treated the same wayNo feelings of fear are involved Business Ethics Page 1
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