ETHICAL THEORIES AND THEIR FUNCTIONS

Aug 3rd, 2016
Studypool Tutor
Hunter Business School
Price: $5 USD

Tutor description

Understanding ethical theories at the organisational level and their implications.

Word Count: 2467
Showing Page: 1/8
ETHICAL THEORIES AND THEIR FUNCTIONSEthical theories provide a framework for judging right or wrong decisions. There are two typesof Ethical theoriesConsequentialistNon-consequentialistConsequentialist theories If the consequences are good, the action is right; if they are bad, theaction is wrong. There are two theories under this category: Egoism and UtilitarianismEgoism-The self and its needsUtilitarianism-overall happinessDeontology-dutyCare ethics-relationships, vulnerability, and empathyVirtue ethics charactera) Egoism:Egoism as an ethical theory. The view that equates morality with self- interest is referred to asegoism. An egoist contends that an act is morally right if and only if it best promotes hisinterests. Moral philosophers distinguish between two kinds of egoism: personal andimpersonal. Personal egoists claim they should pursue their own best interests, but they do not saywhat others should do. Impersonal egoists claim that everyone should let self-interest guide his or her conduct.b) Utilization theory: J.S Mill and Jeremy BenthamUtilitarianism tells us to bring about the most happiness for everyone affected by our actions.Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill were very important early utilitarians.1John Stuart Mills EthicsAccording to him utilitarianism could be looked at from the following: The permissibility of actions is determined by examining their outcomes and comparin

Review from student

Studypool Student
" Totally impressed with results!! :-) "
Ask your homework questions. Receive quality answers!

Type your question here (or upload an image)

1829 tutors are online

Brown University





1271 Tutors

California Institute of Technology




2131 Tutors

Carnegie Mellon University




982 Tutors

Columbia University





1256 Tutors

Dartmouth University





2113 Tutors

Emory University





2279 Tutors

Harvard University





599 Tutors

Massachusetts Institute of Technology



2319 Tutors

New York University





1645 Tutors

Notre Dam University





1911 Tutors

Oklahoma University





2122 Tutors

Pennsylvania State University





932 Tutors

Princeton University





1211 Tutors

Stanford University





983 Tutors

University of California





1282 Tutors

Oxford University





123 Tutors

Yale University





2325 Tutors