Could you please help me answer these 2 questions?
1. Having worked your way through the past three weeks of lectures and readings, have your views changed toward any of the ethical systems that have been outlined? How?
2. Assume, for a moment, that the arguments against relativism have merit. How do you reconcile that assumption with the adage “when in Rome, do as the Romans do”?
Our case study is on Enron
I need help with this assignment, I only need to do the part where we ANALYZE AND EVALUATE ALTERNATIVES.(ENRON)
Select a case study particular to an ethical dilemma in the workplace, as approved by the faculty member. (OUR CHOICE IS ENRON) There has been, unfortunately, no shortage of ethical problems that have received much media attention over the past several years. Write a 2000 to 2,600-word paper in which you respond to the questions associated with the case.
Needs to be APA formatted and cited.
Determine all the facts: symptoms of problems, root problems, unresolved issues, roles of key players, and ethical issues involved.
Analyze and evaluate alternatives. (The part that is assign to me, needs to be 600 words)
Once the problems and issues are isolated, work at gaining a better understanding of causes. In what area do the problems exist? Why? What caused them? Examine and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the processes (e.g., planning, communication), human behaviors, and/or exhibits (e.g., financial statements, sales reports, etc). Check the effectiveness of managerial competencies. Are the objectives and strategies compatible with its skills and resources?
Decide on the most valid alternative, and make recommendations.
Ethics & Knowledge Theory Application in the Workplace
Kant said that the whole of ethics is contained in the simple obligation to treat all persons as inherently valuable in themselves (not merely for what we can get from them)–in other words, with respect for them as equal to ourselves in value, and more valuable than any objects such as money or power. Ethics is in this sense respect for persons as the only absolute value in the things of this world.
Using this principal as a working definition of morality, how far should management go in a company, which directs action, to teach or demand morality from employees? And should employees also demand morality from management?
Is morality (thus defined) in total contradiction to the popular Egoism of today’s business environment–which says that everyone should seek only his or her own advantage, regardless of the concerns of others? How could these opposite principles be reconciled?
The Philosophy of Knowledge
Discuss philosophy of knowledge. At a minimum, discuss knowledge’s nature, purpose, means of acquisition, as well as its application from a management standpoint. Include an action plan for acquiring and applying knowledge.
The Too-big-to-fail Debate
Why is the government’s approach to “too big to fail” an ethical issue? You do not need to agree with the analysis, but describe the wrong solution and the right solution to the problem.
A discussion regarding the nature of truth.
1.According to Mackie, what do disagreements about moral codes reflect? Do you agree? Why or why not?
Mackie says that disagreements about moral codes reflect a difference in beliefs that societies hold to rather than a difference in truth itself. Truth is absolute while beliefs are relative.
Yes, I agree with Mackie.
In nearly every area of life there is absolute truth. This is true of science, math, the weather, etc. We base our lives on thebelief that absolute truth really exists. The only thing we disagree on is who gets to decide what the absolute truth is. For example, an evolutionist claims to be open-minded and not be blinded by legalistic, religious ideas. However, in an open discussion with a creationist the evolutionist begins his discussion with the admitted assumption that God cannot and does notexist. Well, that is an absolute statement completely removed from science.
There are many other issues that we as an American society believe to be absolutely true.
? Pre-meditated, cold-blooded murder is wrong.
? Human trafficking is wrong.
? Pedophiles should be incarcerated.
? Government should not establish a national religion.
If we do not believe that some truths are absolute then how do we justify believing in these laws and values? The truth is that nearly all people do believe that truth is absolute they just disagree on who should determine what those absolutes are
Is pleasure our ultimate goal in life?
Many philosophers have argued that pleasure is our ultimate aim in life. Can you think of something you desire that is not connected with any kind of pleasure? What is it? Explain.
I have three sons ages 16,15 and 11. Now, they are normal teenage (one pre-teen) boys who’s natural tendency is to be self-absorbed, selfish, inconsiderate and sometimes lazy. My wife and I have a goal for our children. We have told them numerous times that our goal is NOT for them to be happy right now. Rather, our goal is for them to be mature and independent men when they leave our home at the age of 18. This of course does not make them happy and a direct result of this is that it does not bring me pleasure.
Pros & Cons: Death Penalty
What are some arguments used for and against capital punishment?. How does the ethical debate on capital punishment touch on the issues of the value of human life ,human rights, and human dignity? if you had a loved one who was murdered, would you want to h ave the option of capital punishment for the convicted murderer? why or why not?
Historical foundation of character education in school.
What type of character education would you implement in your school?
Wow! Character education is, in my opinion, a moral minefield.
The most difficult aspect of character education is deciding what the standard is. In the politically correct, non-judgmental and relative society that we live in I have found that character education, in the school setting, is ineffective at best and counter-productive at its worst.
I believe that we have come to the point in our American society that most people follow a very pragmatic approach to life. Values and ethics are mostly relative the situation you find yourself in and almost any type of behavior can be justified. You can hardly find anyone who is willing to stand up and say that lying is always wrong, that violence is bad or that helping others is more desirable than doing what you want first. If you can find someone to say these things the odds are that they don’t actually practice them in their daily lives. The problem with the discrepancy between what people say and what they do is that it is hypocritical and hurts the idea of following certain values. Simply note how society feels about preachers who embezzle money from their congregations or have affairs with their secretaries. Alternatively notice how many cases have been covered recently in the news of teachers who have had inappropriate relationships with their students. If character education is being taught in schools but this type of behavior is going on the message sent to students is that it is a bunch of bull that the school is trying to teach them.
Ethical decisions in cases involving anti-social behavior
1. Which is more immoral: 1. A person who manufactures and uses crystal meth for recreational purposes at his house with no one around or 2. A person who refuses to use contraception, making babies that he or she cannot afford to raise or support or buy food or medical care for, expecting the taxpayer to pay for one’s reproduction. Discuss your choice.
2. Why should a good society criminalize: 1. prostitution, 2. not wearing a seatbelt, 3. possessing beer in a dry county.
Workplace Issues: Substance Abuse
I hope you can help me with this assignment below.
If you need more credits, please let me know. Thanks.
Find a current administrative issue in a newspaper, magazine, or journal article relating to topics such as patient privacy, confidentiality, or HIPAA.
Approx 1,050-words that includes the following:
o Describe the issue and its impact on the population it affects most.
o What arguments or facts are used in the article to support the proposed solution?
o What are the ethical and legal issues reported for your administrative issue?
o Explain the managerial responsibilities related to administrative ethical issues. If none were stated, what should have been done?
o Identify any proposed solutions