The Kantian And Utilitarianism Approach

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8. The purpose of focusing on the Aristotelean approach is to delve into business ethics surrounding an individual within their corporation, instead of the focus that centers on groups of people within a corporation. One presupposition regarding Aristotelean prejudices is noted between Pyrrhonian arguments, which state business is set apart from everyday life and increasing profits is the only social responsibility. In that, the writer goes on to contrast the Aristotelean approach between the Kantian and utilitarianism approach with their favor leaning towards Aristotelean. Studying the six dimensions that define the Aristotelean approach: community, excellence, role identity, holism, integrity, and judgment, my own views favor this approach. There is no “business world” and as individuals within a corporation, it is the individuals and the organization that define and build one another. 9. The writer focuses on Bentham’s utilitarian approach in that there are no hierarchy of pleasures and shortly thereafter, focuses on Mill’s approach, which states there is a higher and lower pleasure capacities. There is much support and disagreement with the utilitarian approach, but it is undeniable in that most actions are decided upon our feelings the end it shall bring us. Yes, the goal is to bring happiness to the whole, but as individuals we decide what brings us the most happiness at times. This is where I believe that most businesses can be “utilitarian” in their operations.
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