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Ethics in the Workplace: Case Study Action Plan

You have just been named CEO of a small chemical refinery in the Northeast. Shortly after you assume your new position, you discover that your three predecessors have kept a horrifying secret. Your headquarters location sits atop thirty 5,000-gallon tanks that have held a variety of chemicalsâ?"from simple oil to highly toxic c

GAAP and International Standards

Analyze the convergence of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Explain why accounting rules differ from country to country? Discuss the advantages of a single set of financial statements worldwide. Are there any disadvantages, particularly to the U.S.?

Human development: Male Brain, A Child's Guide to Language

Please provide some ideas for each question so that I can write a complete response: 1. The Male Brain Dr. Louann Brizendine discusses her latest book, The Male Brain: A Breakthrough Understanding of How Men and Boys Think. An article about Dr. Brizendine and her research in her first book The Female Brain in a July 2006 is

Philosophy of Life

Why are we here? What is my purpose? Am I supposed to be doing something great (or greater) with my life? For thousands of years, men and women have pondered these and similar questions. Have you ever taken the time to do some deep thinking to try to determine what life means to you? If you have done so before, this task will g

Agonizing Over Ecstasy at Cedar Hill School

EDD/723 - ETHICS AND VALUES IN LEARNING ORGANIZATION Agonizing Over Ecstasy at Cedar Hill School Miss Chelsea is vice-principal of Cedar Hill Christian Secondary School, a small independent schoolin a prosperous suburban neighborhood. In the last term of her fourth year at the school, MissChelsea was approached by several

Consequences of a society without ethics.

What might a society look like if ethics were absent? What potential problems might evolve from a society without ethics? What potential benefits might appear from a society without ethics?

Legal versus ethical

Identify a situation in an organization that could be considered legally acceptable, but would still pose an ethical problem for the organization. What makes this situation legal but not ethical?

Ethics is one expected to adopt when working

Your co-worker is infatuated with a woman whom you know to be promiscuous. Since this co-worker is also a close friend, you are concerned about his/her welfare. You are terrified that this friend could contract a social disease, based on what you know about the object of his affections. How do you handle this dilemma in an et

The Ethics of Consumer Protection

According to the contract view of business' duties to customers, what are the four basic duties a firm has to its customers? Why are they necessary? What objections do critics raise about this theory?

Ethical decision making in international business

As a project manager, Kelly is leading a team on an international business trip where she is scheduled to do a presentation on its project and to negotiate a deal. Just a few days before the trip, Kelly gets a call asking her whether she is willing to let a male member of her team do all the talking because the managers at the c

ethical organization

Does the primary responsibility of conducting an ethical organization rest with the executives? Why or why not?


You are on the management team of a rapidly growing, privately-held apparel company named ZAPPA . They had $80 million in sales last year and are projecting $150 million for next year. The company's operations are entirely U.S.-based, an anomaly in an industry that has moved almost all manufacturing to foreign countries in searc

Ethics essays

Description is provided in the attach file. Please I need some guides to get the homework done: Please I need help in both of these essays. I don't need the essays to be perfect but Just help me with them. Ethics Work #1. From our consideration of the use of torture as a traditionally forbidden tactic in war (just in b

Moralities of Intent and Consequences

Kant's ethics relies upon the intent of an action as solely determinate of its moral worth, regardless of the consequences of the action. Consider the following thought experiment in these terms. (1) A child is drowning in the lake. A stranger jumps into save the child. He succeeds in saving the childâ?"but the reason that h

Formulate an argument to support your position.

It is snowing. Two people drive home from work in opposite directions down country roads. Both slide in the snow, and run off the road. The first person, when she slides, runs into a mailbox. The other person runs into a child. Assume that both drivers weren't impaired in any way (e.g., not drunk, not distracted, etc.). (

Discussion question help

Famously, in the 1982 cult-classic Conan the Barbarian (featuring then bodybuilder turned actor Arnold Schwarzenegger in his first starring role), Conan is asked: 'What is best in life?' His response: 'To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women.' His response, of course, is gre

Happiness and Rationality.

Imagine that you have to undergo some operation that would leave you perfectly healthy, but without your ability to reason. As part of this operation, you'd still be able to feel pleasure but not pain, either emotionally or physically. You'd end up with the basic awareness of some sort of lower animal in exchange for a life of g

Evaluation of Plato's analogy of the Ring of Gyges.

Consider the ââ?¬Å"Ring of Gygesââ?¬Â? argument, Platoââ?¬â?¢s thought experiment gives us a very particular view of human nature. The thesis that what is ethically right to do is what advantages a particular individual is known as ethical egoism. 1.The question at hand is: do humans naturally tend towards justice

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Taking AT LEAST TWO of the three philosophical perspectives (Wittgenstein, Heidegger, and de Beauvoir) into consideration, how can the perspective of one INFORM the perspective of the other(s) on their shared concern of HOW WE TEND TO GO WRONG in our understanding of the world? In other words, how do you believe the thinking of

Theoretical reasoning is summarized.

One: Recount Kant's reasoning with respect to free will and moral law. For Kant, how is it possible for me to be individually autonomous only by living in accordance with universal imperatives of action? Two: Recount Hegel's reasoning with respect to self-consciousness and ethics. For Hegel, how is it that my awareness of m

Asserting God's Existence

Problem: I need as much detailed information to help write a 750-1000 word essay on identifying and explaining the rational defensibility and validity of God's existence. Main point of essay- Do you think that a rational argument presenting logical reasons for God's existence is enough to convince people that God exists? Exp

Animal Rights

Do human beings have any obligations to other animals, in terms of their treatment? If it is wrong to treat animals cruelly, why is it not wrong to eat them? Explain if, and how, you think humans can find a balance between treating animals ethically while also raising them for food and for other reasons, such as the testing of p

The Philosophy of Ethics

Create a dialogue between three philopshers in which they discuss the following question: The epistemology of relativism is assumed to be true by many people. Are the customs of a theocracy, like Iran, or the Taliban which enforces a religious law, that promulgates: legalized censorship, subordination of women, imprisonment and


1. How does Kant use our consciousness of moral obligation within the practical sphere to argue for the reality of noumena corresponding to the three so-called "Ideas of Pure Reason"? Why does he nevertheless deny that we can have knowledge of these 3 sorts of noumena? 2. On what fundamental basis would Kant object to Mill's ut

The Genealogy of Morals - Nietzsche

Please help with the following problem. Why does Nietzsche style his work as an "Attack" rather than an analytical treatise, and why does it take the form of a "GENEALOGY" rather than of an argument for some particular position in the "metaphysics of morals" as to what constitutes "right" & "wrong" & why "rightness" is the

UTILITARIANISM by John Stuart Mill

1. Summary of UTILITARIANISM, J.S. Mill; Hackett Chapters I-IV 2. What is the gist of Mill's critique against Kant's approach to ethical foundations? How might K respond? Who has the better of the argument, and why? 3. Between Mill & Kant, defend the figure w/ whom you least agree against strongest possible criticism by his