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Ethics on the Job: Cases and Strategies / Edition 1

Ethics on the Job: Cases and Strategies / Edition 1

by Raymond S. Pfeiffer, Ralph P. Forsberg


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Ethics on the Job: Cases and Strategies / Edition 1

Using a decision-making strategy designed by the authors, ETHICS ON THE JOB guides the student through the basic and most important parts of an analysis leading directly to a decision in the face of ethical conflict. With the RESOLVEDD strategy, the authors have devised an unrivaled system that they teach students to implement through numerous, timely case studies and detailed analyses.

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ISBN-13: 9780534193867
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 07/01/1992
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 151
Product dimensions: 6.05(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.28(d)

About the Author

Raymond Pfeiffer received a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis, and an A.B. from Kenyon College. An islander at heart, especially at home on and in the water, he is currently Professor of Philosophy Emeritus from Delta College. He is a U.S. editor of PHILOSOPHY NOW, an editor of TEACHING PHILOSOPHY, and the author of WHY BLAME THE ORGANIZATION? and nearly two dozen scholarly articles on applied ethics and ethical theory. He has made numerous conference presentations and taught workshops in ethical decision-making and the philosophy of scientific research to corporate and educational professionals.

Ralph Forsberg received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Loyola University of Chicago, an M.A. in Philosophy from Roosevelt University of Chicago, and a B.S. in psychology from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. He has previously taught at Loyola University, Harper College, Ripon College, and, for 22 years, Delta College, from which he retired in 2010. He is the author of THOMAS HOBBES' THEORY OF OBLIGATION: A MODERN INTERPRETATION and ETHICAL DECISIONMAKING IN HEALTHCARE (also with Raymond Pfeiffer). He has published and presented over 60 papers and workshops on a wide variety of topics in philosophy, ethics, teaching, and applied ethics. His areas of interest include business and medical ethics, classical modern philosophy, and non-Western philosophy.

Table of Contents

I. ETHICS AND ETHICAL DECISION-MAKING. A Personal Ethical Problem: The Case of Your Subordinate. Ethics, Judgements, Principles and Values. An Ethical Point of View: The Principle of Equal Consideration of Interests. Conflicting Goals. Ethical Justification. Ethical Values: Justifiable Exceptions. Why Should I Act Ethically? The Context of Ethical Decision-Making in Business: Elements of a Capitalist System. II. ETHICAL PRINCIPLES. The Importance of Ethical Principles. Some Moral Rules. Rights and Duties. Some Important Ethical Rights. Justice. Self-Interest. The Network of Value. III. THE RESOLVEDD STRATEGY OF ETHICAL DECISION-MAKING. Introduction. An Overview of the RESOLVEDD Strategy. Applying the RESOLVEDD Strategy to the Case of Your Subordinate. Unknown Facts. Lacking Time. A Checklist. IV. DETAILS OF THE STRATEGY. When Is an Ethical Principle Upheld by a Given Solution? A Solution Can Uphold and Violate the Same Ethical Principle. Who Should I Consider When Doing the O and L Stages? Understanding the Evaluation Stage. Avoiding Moral Arithmetic. Moral and Other Ideals Are Rarely Helpful. Conscience and Intuitions. Defending Your Decision. Tips and Reminders for Writing a Case Analysis. V. TWO ANALYSES OF PERSONAL ETHICAL CONFLICTS. Sin of Omission. An Analysis of "Sin of Omission." An Offer to Spy. An Analysis of "An Offer to Spy." VI. PERSONAL ETHICAL PROBLEMS FOR ANALYSIS. Too Personal to Ask. It's Not My Union. Is This Nutritional? How Far Does Loyalty Go? So, What Are the Standards. Deception of Shrewd Bargaining? The Price of Honesty. It's Your Choice. A Spy in the House. A Spying the Spies. A Martini for Rossi. To Reward or Retire. Build to Suit. It's HisCompany, But. Lose It or Leave It. Should I Leave or Make Up? Affirmative Action. A Damaging Ad or An Effective Message? Is This Doctor Sick? Worth the Effort? Is Nothing Private? Bringing Home the War on Drugs. Two Minutes Too Late to Help? Employment at Will? Yes. But Is It Fair? Padding or Profit? Language Police In the Workplace? Must a Reporter Be a Ghoul? Job Insulation. Repair Quotas. Piece Work or Peace? Personal Beliefs, Public Policy. ATV Encourages Use by Kids. Coffee, Tea, or The Sale? Office Gossip. Is This the Job You've Been Waiting For? An Ethical Survey. To Tell or Not? Buying Stock or Selling Your Soul? Fidelity to the Union or Its Members? Responsible for My Own Negligence. Profit of Loss of the Environment? No Cloaks and Daggers, Just Computers. A Challenge to Anti-Nepotism Policies Abroad. Fair Pricing Practices? Can You Afford Compassion?

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