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PHIL 2600 Chapter Notes -Whistleblower, Sa8000, Embezzlement

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In order to enhance corporate accountability, corporate social activity, and performance should be made more visible to
those with a stake in the corporation. The term usually applied to this is
___transparency___
.
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In his influential 1970 article, Milton Friedman protested against the notion of corporate responsibility for corporations.
Which of the following is not one of the three main premises of his argument?
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Social issues and problems are the proper province of the state rather than corporate managers.
It is managers' responsibility to act solely in the interests of shareholders.
Corporate responsibilities limit a corporation's freedom to choose how to pursue its main task of
increasing profits.
Only human beings have a moral responsibility for their actions.
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Since the late 1980s, we have witnessed a growing tendency towards the ‘privatization’ of many political functions and
processes formerly assigned to governments. Which of the following are examples of how people’s lives are increasingly
controlled and shaped by corporations as well as governments? Please select all that apply.
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Globalization facilitates relocation and potentially makes companies able to engage governments in a
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‘race to the bottom’.
Decisions over employment, lay-offs and relocation are taken by firms, and governments cannot
directly control employment levels (though they are made responsible for unemployment).
The privatization of major public services and publicly owned companies has led to private actors
dominating major industries such as media, telecommunications and transport.
Market and industrial liberalization and deregulation has increased the power of private actors: the
more strongly the market dominates economic life, the weaker governmental intervention and
influence is.
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Crane and Matten contend that a corporation can be morally responsible for its actions, because it has agency
independent of its members. The main arguments in support of this point centre on a corporation’s internal decision
structure and corporate
___responsibility___
.
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It is now generally accepted that business responsibility does extend beyond simply making a profit. Which of the following
do Crane and Matten list as business reasons for CSR? Please select all that apply.
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Socially responsible companies voluntarily solve the social and environmental problems their activities
have caused.
Socially responsible firms may find it easier to attract employees, who may be more committed.
Corporations seen as responsible may attract more and/or more loyal customers.
By engaging in voluntary CSR, corporations may avoid government legislation.
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Kant's categorical imperative contains three parts. Maxim 3 states, "Act only so that the will through its maxims could
regard itself at the same time as universally lawgiving". What does this mean?
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Humans deserve respect as autonomous, rational actors and human dignity should never be ignored.
It is a test to check whether other rational actors would endorse our judgement of a certain situation.
It is a consistency test to check whether the principle underlying an action could be followed by
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everyone.
The maxim celebrates the inherent subjectivity of our moral decisions.
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De George (1999) suggests two extremes in locating a place for ethical theory. What are these two extremes?
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Normative / instrumental
Moral / immoral
Absolutism / relativism
Religious / non-religious
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According to Crane and Matten, postmodern ethics recommends the following way of deciding what is right and wrong in a
given situation:
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None of these options is correct.
The best way for deciding between right and wrong is for individuals to enter into discussion with
others to generate situational norms.
Individuals should always follow the morals of their local communities.
Individuals should follow their emotions, inner convictions and gut feelings.
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According to John Rawls, justice is achieved when certain tests are met. What are they? Please select all that apply.
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Social and economic inequalities are to be arranged so that they benefit the least advantaged the
most. Crane and Matten list this as test 2a.
Social and economic inequalities are to be arranged to ensure the greatest good for the greatest
number of people whilst ensuring liberty for all.
Each person is to have an equal right to the most extensive total system of basic liberties compatible
with a similar system of liberty for all. Crane and Matten list this as test 1.
Inequalities are to be arranged so that they are attached to offices and positions open to all under
conditions of fair equality of opportunity. Crane and Matten list this as test 2b.
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