Ethics Quiz 10/31

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ETHOS

(Greek) for WAY OF LIFE

ETHICKE

(Greek) Capable of making right and wrong decisions

Mores

(Latin) Customs or folkways that are considered conducive to the welfare of society.

ETHICS

That branch of philosophy DEALING with VALUES, RELATING to HUMAN CONDUCT, with respect to rightness and wrongness of certain actions, and to the goodness and badness of the motives and ends of such actions.

Code of Ethics

A DECLARATION OR STATEMENT of the professional standards of right and wrong conduct.

Business Ethics

That branch of philosophy dealing with values relating to human conduct as it applies to business transactions.

Citizenship

The character of an individual viewed as a MEMBER of SOCIETY; behavior in terms of the duties, obligations and functions of a citizen.

Confidentiality

To hold certain informAtion in trust and not dislcose without proper authorization or authority.

Culture

Consists of abstract patterns (the rules, ideas, beliefs shared by members of society) of and for living and dying, which are learned directly or indirectly.

Honesty

Having a sense of honor; upright and fair dealing.

Integrity

Fidelity to moral principles

LAW

RULES that GOVERN society

MORAL

(synonymous w/ ETHICAL) refers to the CUSTOMS, VALUES and STANDARDS of practice of a group, age, or theory intended to be timeless.

Motives

Something, as a reason or desire, acting as a spur to action

NON-THEISTIC

A philosophy that does NOT focus on the worship of a god (or gods)

Philosophy

The set of VALUES, IDEAS and OPINIONS of an individual or group.

Religion

A culturally entrenched pattern of behavior made up of: (1) sacred beliefs (2) emotional feelings accompanying the beliefs and (3) overt conduct presumably implementing the beliefs and feelings.

SITUATIONAL Ethics

Moral principles that VARY with circumstances

Theism

A belief in a god or gods.

Values

BELIEFS that are HELD in HIGH ESTEEM

NORMATIVE Ethics

Involves FORMULATING MORAL STANDARDS of CONDUCT

META Ethics

EVALUATES the MEANING of ethical statements and the STRUCTURE and REASONS USED at arriving at normative theories.

TELEOLOGICAL Theory (Consequentialism)

Maintains that the MORALITY OF AN ACTION is KNOWN SOLELY by its CONSEQUENCES. (also known as consequentialism)

Deontological Theory (Non Consequentialism)

Maintains that the morality of an action is DETERMINED by its MOTIVES or in accordance with some rules. (AKA non-consequentialism)

UTILITARIANISM

The morally right action produces the GREATEST GOOD for the LARGEST NUMBER of PEOPLE

PRE MORAL

DOES NOT UNDERSTAND the rules or feel a sense of obligation to them. LOOKING to EXPERIENCE that WHICH IS ONLY GOOD, pleasant, or AVOID that which is PAINFUL or BAD

Pre Conventional

Moral reasoning is based on REWARD and PUNISHMENT from those in authority.

Conventional

Expectations of social group (family, community, and nation) are supported and maintained

Post Conventional

Considers universal principles which SUPERSEDE the authority of the group. (HIGHEST LEVEL)

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