Ethical Codes Of Ethics And Ethics

2307 Words Mar 10th, 2016 10 Pages
Introduction
Humans has been discussing and thinking of the complex theories of ethics and how they relate to mankind for centuries. The history of human ethical philosophy is far greater and more complex than this paper can ever truly attempt to define or explain. Great philosophers like Aristotle, Machiavelli, Kant and Mills have already taken on the aforementioned task. This paper is not an attempt to replicate their work or explain their work, instead this paper will look to take the theories they have presented along with the writings presented throughout the entirety of this course and discuss the risks associated with the creation and implementation of organizational codes of ethics without factoring in the needs of humanity, then create a personal code of ethics.
Why Codes of Ethics
When examining codes of ethics within and organization we might ask ourselves, why are organizational codes of ethics important? The answer can vary depending on the type of organization, for instance the code of ethics in a governmental organization should tell us how the public interest is to be furthered, while in a nonprofit agency the code may be more of a values statement for the organization. The ethics of public administrators begins and is grounded in duty. As public administrators they must serve the public, fulfill the expectations of public office, and be trustees of public resources (Svara, 2015). There is a multifaceted purpose to codes of ethics. First codes of ethics can…
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