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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


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


Kantian Ethics, Economics, and Decision-Making

in Kantian Ethics and Economics: Autonomy, Dignity, and Character

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804768948
eISBN:
9780804777636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804768948.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter proposes an economic model of decision-making based on non-consequentialist ethics, focusing on the moral theory of Immanuel Kant who argues that the moral worth of actions is determined ... More


“To Law for Our Children”: Norm and Jurisdiction in Webster, Rowley, and Heywood's Cure for a Cuckold

Bradin Cormack

in A Power to Do Justice: Jurisdiction, English Literature, and the Rise of Common Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226116242
eISBN:
9780226116259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226116259.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Focusing on Cure for a Cuckold (1624), this chapter examines the question of jurisdictional complexity internal to English law by tracking how the sea's disruptive energies implode, ... 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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