Ethics Case Study: Adam Bishop

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Ethical Dilemma Paper Adam Bishop Azusa Pacific University The Case Study In my first years of teaching, I was meeting with the school principal about my goals for the year. At the end of the meeting the principal asked me if I wanted an extra stipend on my pay. He explained the situation to me that he wanted to get some of the classified staff at the school some extra money for the extra things they do. The principal had tried to get the classified staff a stipend but the school district declined them. The principal said that he would try to get me a stipend for the student club I was advisor for but I would have to split that amount of money with one of the classified staff he wanted to…show more content…
It was only my second year of teaching in the school district and I was a probation teacher. I could be fired easily for any reasonable explanation. This instance might not get me fired but the principal might not be on my good side and look for anything to fire me. In my first years of teaching, any extra money would help me in paying my bills and student loans. I was doing extra work being an advisor for this club and not receiving compensation for it. Just because there wasn’t a stipend for this position, why couldn’t I receive a stipend for the extra work I was doing. As you can see, there were many things weighing in on the decision of receiving the stipend or not. Consequentialist vs. Nonconsequentialist View We are going to decide how a consequentialist and nonconsequentialist would decide what to do in this situation. Sinnott defines consequentialism as: Consequentialism, as its name suggests, is the view that normative properties depend only on consequences. This general approach can be applied at different levels to different normative properties of different kinds of things, but the most prominent example is consequentialism about the moral rightness of acts, which holds that whether an act is morally right depends only on the consequences of that act or of something related to that act, such as the motive behind the act or a general rule requiring acts of the same…show more content…
In searching for what nonconsequentialist believe, I found that it is the opposition of consequentalism. One view that is in opposition to consequentialism is deontology. Alexander describes dentology: In contemporary moral philosophy, deontology is one of those kinds of normative theories regarding which choices are morally required, forbidden, or permitted. In other words, deontology falls within the domain of moral theories that guide and assess our choices of what we ought to do (deontic theories), in contrast to (aretaic [virtue] theories) that—fundamentally, at least—guide and assess what kind of person (in terms of character traits) we are and should be. And within that domain, deontologists—those who subscribe to deontological theories of morality—stand in opposition to

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