By Ø. Kvalnes

This publication is open entry lower than CC-BY license. ethical dilemmas are a pervasive function of operating existence. ethical Reasoning at paintings bargains a clean point of view on how you can reside with them utilizing ethics and ethical psychology learn. It argues that decision-makers needs to transcend compliance and conventional techniques to ethics to organize for ethical dilemmas.

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0007 Two Ethical Principles E. 35 The student comes from an area of the world where generous and valuable tokens of gratitude are accepted and expected. Turning them down can be interpreted as rude and impolite. On the other hand, such generous gifts are not part of the academic culture where Clare works, and it is not obvious which cultural norms should have the upper hand in the situation. In sum, the analysis generated by the use of the principle of equality appears to support the conclusion that Clare can keep the iPad and consider it a pure and genuine gift rather than a calculated bribe.

As we saw in the discussion of the trolley problem, duty ethics considers the fact that a person is used as mere means to indicate that it is a morally unacceptable option, even though this option maximizes utility. Utilitarianism, on the other hand, considers consequences as the only morally relevant features of the situation, and thus comes to different conclusions about what to do. Both traditions acknowledge the principle of equality, but part company on the issue of what constitutes a morally relevant difference.

Roles: What are the particular roles and positions of the giver and receiver? C. Timing: When does the transaction take place? Before or after a decision? D. Value: What is the value of the object changing hands? E. Culture: Is it customary in this culture to offer gifts of this kind? Clare can apply this list to her own situation, to clear her own mind for a decision on the matter: A. Bribes are normally offered in order to gain an improper advantage. Clare is convinced that the student’s intention was to show gratitude, and not to affect future decisions on her part.

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