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Resolving an Ethical Dilemma


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Though some of the examples are a little dated (some readers may like to replace 'VCR' with 'smartphone' for example!), this is a neat little outline of the steps we can take when confronted with a dilemma.

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Joseph Olewitz's curator insight, July 23, 2013 5:20 PM

Who knew there could be a methodology? This three-step process to guide us in resolving an ethical dilemma is a good beginning

Bryce Wettstein's curator insight, October 17, 2013 4:37 PM

This is a 3-step method on resolving ethical dilemmas. It closely relates to the criteria discussed in my Ethics class, which basically says to analyze the actions, determine the consequences (good or bad), and then use those tools to make a decision.

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Born good? Babies help unlock the origins of morality

Born good? Babies help unlock the origins of morality | Business Ethics | Scoop.it
Can infants tell right from wrong? And if so, how would you know? Come to Yale's baby lab. Lesley Stahl reports.

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Joseph Olewitz's curator insight, July 30, 2013 2:41 PM

Fascinating, DO NOT MISS!

 

Question: Are human beings are born inherently good with an inherent sense of morality?

 

The Answer is told by babies starting at 3 months old in this 60 Minutes must-see video 

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Philosophical Ethics (PDF). Adapted from Thomas White, "Ethics," Chapter 1, BUSINESS ETHICS: A PHILOSOPHICAL READER (New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1993)

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A helpful summary of Philosophical and Teleological (results-oriented) ethics.

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Luxury brands pushing philanthropy as CSR - Luxury Daily - Columns

Luxury brands pushing philanthropy as CSR - Luxury Daily - Columns | Business Ethics | Scoop.it
By Chris Knop. Recently there seems to be an influx of luxury brands jumping on the charity and philanthropy bandwagon. Often, this is under the guise of corporate social responsibility (CSR). While such benevolence is ...
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A smart and real-world distinction showing the difference between benevolence (charitable giving or philanthropy) and CSR using luxury goods as an example.

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Richard Branson and ‘The B Team’ Plan for Corporate Responsibility | Business Ethics

Richard Branson and ‘The B Team’ Plan for Corporate Responsibility | Business Ethics | Business Ethics | Scoop.it

by Gael O’Brien

What happens when leaders of companies see business as a force to create a better world? Not by what they contribute from their profits, but by operating in a way that puts people and planet with profit as the priority?

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Is this plan for CSR right way forward for all of us? Or is it just very easy to preach high standards when you've already made your fortune?

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How To Spot A Liar

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Harvard Business School


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Joseph Olewitz's curator insight, August 11, 2013 11:26 PM

Sad, isn't it? That we even have a conversation about how to spot a liar. I wish it weren't even necessary, let alone possible 

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Resolving an Ethical Dilemma


Via Joseph Olewitz
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Though some of the examples are a little dated (some readers may like to replace 'VCR' with 'smartphone' for example!), this is a neat little outline of the steps we can take when confronted with a dilemma.

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Joseph Olewitz's curator insight, July 23, 2013 5:20 PM

Who knew there could be a methodology? This three-step process to guide us in resolving an ethical dilemma is a good beginning

Bryce Wettstein's curator insight, October 17, 2013 4:37 PM

This is a 3-step method on resolving ethical dilemmas. It closely relates to the criteria discussed in my Ethics class, which basically says to analyze the actions, determine the consequences (good or bad), and then use those tools to make a decision.

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Corporations and the fight against hunger: why CSR won't do

Corporations and the fight against hunger: why CSR won't do | Business Ethics | Scoop.it
There is an opportunity for the private sector to lead in tackling chronic malnutrition, but seeing it as corporate social responsibility or charity is damaging (Corporate social responsibility is just one way that companies can use their resources...
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Traditional and unimaginative forms of CSR might help the consciences of a company and its stakeholders - but wouldn't it be more effective to treat those suffering from malnutrition as customers, rather than as beneficiaries of charity?

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