While a penny may seem insignificant and mundane, its monumental value too is special. From the desert of Death Valley to the tips of Mount McKinley, the penny serves as an essential persona of everyday life, as well as a symbol of our national roots. Both a convenient and recognizable component of modern American life, the penny is far too entrenched to be easily uprooted. In fact, the cost inherent in the abolition of the penny would be tremendous, and simply illogical to the “benefits” of such revolutionary change. To rid out economy of the penny, the government would first needed to confront a public greatly in favor of preserving the penny.
Utilitarianism is the ethical theory for all times, when faced with a moral dilemma, utilitarianism identifies the appropriate considerations, but offers no realistic way to gather the necessary information to make the required calculations. Utilitarianism is an effort to provide an answer to the practical question what ought a man to do? It is guidance for government and personal action is based upon the maximization of the good; by government for those within the society, and by individuals. Utilitarian considerations play an important role in emotion regulation. Although the application of utilitarian principles may strengthen majority rule, unfettered democracy can lead to tyranny.
For a conscientious observer, this double standard should seriously cause him to question the ability of a consequentialist perspective to prescribe satisfactory moral understanding and guidance. By accommodating an agent’s moral feelings only when they are in accord with utility is indicative of a deeper failure to recognize that such feelings are often expressions of the agent’s own projects and commitments. Thus, to achieve an objective standard of right action, utilitarianism ultimately sacrifices the agent’s integrity by making right action irrelevant to those projects and commitments. The first part of my exposition focuses on what Williams sees as the reason for the popularity of consequentialist ethical theories, which is rooted in an illicit jump from thinking about moral kinds of actions to thinking about moral degrees of outcomes. The rest of my exposition explains how this jump directly leads to the
Utilitarian Approach: The utilitarian approach to ethical decision-making holds that moral decisions should produce the greatest good for the greatest number in society as a whole. While appealing conceptually, especially to quantitatively oriented students who understand cost/benefit analysis, the actual calculations can be complex when the costs and benefits to all of society must be considered. For that reason, simplifying assumptions are generally made to limit the calculations to only those directly impacted. (These simplifying assumptions often give rise to criticisms that this model is simplistic, often self-serving, and unable to appropriately consider impacts that are not easily reduced to dollars and cents. )In this Scaffold Plank
Because American culture is based on people’s desire to succeed at all cost, this negatively affects their values. A negative effect on integrity, morality, and ethics means contempt of these three concepts. Ethics are society’s normal view of morals, morals are spoken beliefs about what is right and wrong, and integrity of an individual’s ability to uphold these standards of morality and ethics. However, American society is focused on winning at all cost and this sometimes displaces a person’s integrity, morals and ethics. Americans do not care about have integrity as long as they win.
Although all of the previously stated authors make strong arguments in their essays, some of their larger interpretations are flawed. An excessive emphasis on individualism in a society serves merely to bring detrimental effects to the society as a whole; while at the same time, a lack of stress on individualism can have equally damaging effects. Foremost, in order to contextualize individualism in the realm of society, it is pertinent to appositely define individualism. The term ‘individualism’ refers to the virtues of self-reliance and personal independence, in addition to the ability to rely on one’s inner beliefs to discriminate between right and wrong. The genuine definition of individualism, however, is not the issue of debate.
The Ethical Lens Inventory also implies that my blind spot is that I believe that motive justifies method. It says that I may unintentionally cause people upset and pain because I am so focused on my good motive, and that I tend to believe that ethnics is a set of universal rules that everyone should follow, just as I do. I believe that my strengths are that I will always perform my duties to satisfy the goal of my employer on my own and without supervision. I’m not dependent on a team or group. I feel my weaknesses would be that I may come across to others as bossy and everyone will be held
He opposed the theories of behaviorism and psychoanalysis. He preferred a positive view for human behavior. Maslow proposed that there are needs that people must challenge themselves to meet before they achieve the highest level of satisfaction. Ciccarelli and White (2010) noted that “According to Maslow self-actualization is the point that is seldom reached where people have fulfilled their lower needs and achieved their full potential” (p. 268). Needs There are two types of needs that Maslow recognizes.
BPMN 3123 Management Ethics Individual Assignment No. 1 on Deontological ethics According to the writer, Kant believed that morality is a system of categorical imperatives. A categorical imperative is an absolute rule, a rule that binds us irrespective of our desires or any other consideration. Many people are antideantology because they don’t believe absolute morality. According to Kant, we are truly moral agents only when we act out of reverence for the moral law, for example : only when we obey the categorical imperative.