The word ‘ethics’ basically means moral values, it effects the way a person lives their life, and it also has an effect on decisions people make. ‘How to live a good life’, ‘our rights and responsibilities’, ‘the language of right and wrong’, ‘what is good and bad’, all of these come under ethics. People’s perception of ethics can differentiate from religions, philosophies, and cultures. Topics like abortion, professional conduct, and human rights are all debateable because of ethics. http://www.bbc.co.uk/ethics/introduction/intro_1.shtml I think that ethics is acknowledging the difference between something right and wrong; it is a thinking procedure of deciding whether something shouldn’t or should be done.
Next on the basis of James Rachel’s argument against ethical egoism will try to answer the question posed. This essay will also discuss the common sense view is the most appropriate way to act in most of the cases. Ethical Egoism is a normative theory, a theory which states how one should behave. It states that promotion of one’s own good is in accordance with morality. In other way we can state that it is always moral to promote self-interest and it is not moral not to promote it.
Ethical decisions are sometimes hard and difficult to make because doing the wrong thing is easier because you inconvenient others, put others last to satisfy your needs. When you have to make the right decision it inconveniences you and only helps the other person that is when it becomes a internal battle of ethics. Freedom of speech give us the rights as American citizens to speak freely, but at the same time there is a time, place, and audience to address certain topics too. You have to respect other people feeling, religious belief while utilizing the rights of free speech. After September 11, 2001 free speech had is challenges of whether the American people should hear about the plans that the government wanted to take too teach the terrorist a lesson.
Question 1 Utilitarianism Ethics It would seem in this instance if “2 Day FM’s Hot 30” was to broadcast the prank, it would not promote the greater good. The greater good could include the company maintaining their public perception of ethical behaviour and being compassionate to all individuals. The negatives could be that the radio station might feel restricted in what they can and cannot do, and this may be another indicator of that fact. Specifically, how they cannot share a humorous prank on air. By using utilitarianism ethics it would seem the benefits of not airing the prank would be more beneficial.
Ethical and Moral Issues in Business Crystal Graham UofP Ethical and Moral Issues in Business Everyone has dealt with rules or laws that they believe are unfair or unreasonable. It is up to us to determine how to act when dealing with these conflicts. Ethics “is sometimes used to refer to the set of rules, principles, or ways of thinking that guide, or claim authority to guide, the actions of a particular group; and sometimes it stands for the systematic study of reasoning about how we ought to act” (Deigh, 1995). Ethical issues are set more on theory and often leave you thinking about whether your decision in a certain situation is right or wrong. Ethics are standards based on, and apply to, a variety of people.
Meta ethics tries to make sense of the terms and concepts used in ethical theories. Some people believe that ethical language is extremely meaningful as they argue it is essential to be able to define terms such as “good” and “bad” before we can even begin to discuss ethical theories. However others disagree with this and argue that moral statements are subjective so cannot be meaningful as they cannot be described as either true or false. Those who hold cognitive theories about ethical language would argue that ethical statements are meaningful as they are about facts and can therefore be proved true or false. Ethical Naturalism is a cognitive theory of Meta ethics which holds the belief that ethical statements are the same as non ethical ones, so can be verified or falsified in the same way.
What are the motivating factors that affect our behavior and ultimately persuade us to make a moral decision? It can be said that societal mores, religious beliefs and cultural traditions influence our notion of right and wrong and help guide us through life. These fundamental experiences shape our perception of the world and help us develop our moral principles. With this being said, how do we reconcile the making of a decision that has moral implications and presents us with an ethical dilemma? Webster’s Dictionary defines an ethical dilemma as a situation that often involves an apparent conflict between moral imperatives, in which to obey one would result in transgressing another (“Ethical Dilemma”).
For example, in the case study of Bobby, the issue of multiculturalism is of concern; ethics and values must congruently coexist to ensure that the different perspectives of both client and counselor work together in harmony. Counselors incorporate their beliefs and values into their practice, but a challenge is presented when finding the proper balance to avoid imposing those beliefs onto their client (Kocet & Herlihy, 2014). Ethical Decision-Making Model The ACA Code of Ethics (2014) acknowledge that counselors will be faced with challenging ethical dilemmas and are expected to “engage in a carefully considered ethical decision-making process” and although not all models are effective in every situation, “counselors are expected to use a credible model of decision-making that can bear public scrutiny of its application” (p.2). Remley & Herlihy (2014) proposed a comprehensive systematic ethical decision-making process to assist
One area of counseling that appears to be overlooked when viewing these counseling sessions is the ethical responsibility of the counselor. Just as there are differences in the approaches between individual and group counseling, there are ethical differences between the two as well. This paper will begin by exploring what ethics is and why it is important then focus on the ethical differences between individual and group counseling. There are many professions that are required to follow some sort of ethical guidelines. While each discipline may have individual requirements, the premise for all is to provide certain guidelines to do no harm for the clients.
Analysis of the Ethical Awareness Inventory Michelle Sargent PSY 490 05/28/2012 John Papazafiropoulos Abstract Ethics are often considered a very personal concept; however in the field of psychology it is so much more. The EAI begins with a brief description of what ethical awareness is and how it affects the decisions one makes. The process is based on a simple response format that is designed to elicit responses that define an individuals’ “preferred” or most likely ethical approach. The CORE of this inventory is based on character, obligation, results and equity. The CORE of the EAI is good for foundational purposes and should be used as a guideline in the career and educational path choices in the field of psychology.