Ethical Perspective

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Ethical Perspective
MGT 344
W3 Individual Assignment
University of Phoenix
Darrell DiFabio
October 20, 2008

Ethical Perspective
Ethics can be defined as a philosophical study of moral values based on the concept of right and wrong. Therefore, ethical perspective could be considered as a person’s individual perception of moral values, beliefs and rules based on his or her personal view of right and wrong. The Ethics Awareness Inventory is a test devised to help individuals learn or analyze personal characteristics that reflect individual perspectives on ethics—one’s ethical perspective (The Williams Institute for Ethics and Management, 2008).
Through the Ethics Awareness Inventory ethical perspective can be
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Under obligation, my ethical perspective is of a person whom places emphasis on duty or obligation to do what is morally right. I believe that “ethical conduct appeals to conscience” (The Williams Institute for Ethics and Management, 2008). Basically, all human beings have a natural sense of right and wrong.
When put in a position to judge an individual’s performance or conduct over a particular issue as ethical or unethical, I prefer to look at his or her intentions rather than the particular outcome of his or her action before passing judgment—either positive or negative. I believe that people are people, and to err is human. Therefore, everyone disserves a chance on a case-by-case basis taking into consideration underlying circumstances in order to preserve human dignity. My ultimate goal is promoting individual freedom and independence for all human beings. Therefore, as far as obligation is concerned, I fall under Immanuel Kant and John Rawls philosophies—the philosophy of deontological theory (The Williams Institute for Ethics and Management, 2008).
Results can be defined as the direct consequence, good or bad, of an individual’s actions or decisions. Therefore, a person’s actions and decisions reflect his or her level of ethical responsibility. Consequences of an act can be defined as morally wrong if physical or emotional harm is done to another as a result of the act (Weiss, J., 2006). Therefore, actions resulting in favorable physical or

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