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General Theories of Ethics

Muel Kaptein and Joha Wempe

in The Balanced Company: A Theory of Corporate Integrity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199255504
eISBN:
9780191698248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255504.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Organization Studies

This chapter discusses three competing approaches to ethical analysis: consequentialism, deontology, and virtue ethics. It describes the Integrity Approach that combines consequentialist, ... More


In Search of Principles of Healthcare Ethics in Islam

Abdulaziz Sachedina

in Islamic Biomedical Ethics Principles and Application

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195378504
eISBN:
9780199869688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378504.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explores the role culture plays in providing the moral presuppositions and the way ethics builds upon the formal normative framework, for the moral choices that Muslims make in the ... More


Knowing Yourself and Your Professional Responsibilities

James C. Raines and Nic T. Dibble

in Ethical Decision Making in School Mental Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199735853
eISBN:
9780199863457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735853.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Ethics requires self-knowledge on the part of the ethical agent. This self-knowledge can be broken down into three categories. Knowing one's own ethical orientation means understanding whether you ... More


The Philosophical Context: Theoretical Approaches to the Content and Status of Ethics

Donald Nicolson and Julian Webb

in Professional Legal Ethics: Critical Interrogations

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198764717
eISBN:
9780191695261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198764717.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter discusses the different philosophical ideas that have largely influenced the current ethical state of the legal profession. The two major philosophical influences are deontological ... More


The Act Itself

Jonathan Bennett

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237914
eISBN:
9780191597077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019823791X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The distinction between the consequences of an act and the act itself is supposed to define the fight between consequentialism and deontological moralities. This book, though sympathetic to ... More


Loyalty to Loyalty

Mathew A. Foust

in Loyalty to Loyalty: Josiah Royce and the Genuine Moral Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242696
eISBN:
9780823242733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242696.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter attends to Royce's articulation and defense of his principle of loyalty to loyalty. Although Royce is generally not explicit concerning these theoretical underpinnings, it is argued that ... More


A Reappraisal of the Doctrine of Doing and Allowing

David K. Chan

in Action, Ethics, and Responsibility

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014731
eISBN:
9780262289276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014731.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents the examples commonly used to support the Doctrine of Doing and Allowing (DDA) and then shows that they do not sufficiently provide a foundation for the doctrine. The DDA ... More


Taking Action: Public Responsibility for Environmental Injustice

Kristin Shrader‐Frechette

in Environmental Justice: Creating Equity, Reclaiming Democracy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195152036
eISBN:
9780199833665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152034.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Using case studies focusing on biased scientific research that helps promote environmental injustice, the chapter argues that there are both deontological and utilitarian ethical reasons for citizens ... More


Science and Morals

Eric T. Freyfogle

in Our Oldest Task: Making Sense of Our Place in Nature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226326399
eISBN:
9780226326429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226326429.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter explores two related issues: science and what it is and is not, and the sources of moral values and other normative standards that we might use to evaluate nature and our changes to it. ... More


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