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This competency will allow you to demonstrate your understanding of notable Eastern ethical systems through explanation and description.


Often, when one thinks of ethical perspectives in the workplace, the focus tends to be on theories such as utilitarianism and egoism. While there is certainly a place for these two theories in the workplace, there remains a whole world of different perspectives and systems. For this deliverable, you will be creating a pamphlet that highlights Eastern Ethical Systems and their benefits within the workplace. Your pamphlet will need to address the following topics:

  • A description of Buddhism and Confucianism.
  • Key ethical themes that run through each of these traditions.
  • Describe similarities and differences between the two traditions.
  • Relate themes of Buddhism and Confucianism common themes within American culture.
  • Describe features of the ethical perspectives of Buddhist and Confucian traditions that would be beneficial within a workplace/community.

The pamphlet that you are creating will vary in length. Draw attention to your pamphlet by using well-placed art, an easy to read design with your content, and effective use of color.

Looking for information on how to create a pamphlet? Check out http://rasmussen.libanswers.com/faq/190019

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Eastern ethics includes the ethics or
ways of thinking derived from East and
South East Asia. Buddhism and
Confucianism religions form the form
the foundation of Eastern ethics.
Understanding these two religions is
key to understanding the ethical
perspective and system upheld in the
region. While these two religions share
some similarities, they also have a
number of differences which are
important to understand.

Buddhism is a religion which is highly
concerned with individuals'
development in attaining vast expertise
into the nature of life, and it encourages
discipline in physical and social
aspects, seeking maximum peace,

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