ETHC445 Principles of Ethics
Week 7 Assignment
There are two major components of this assignment:
First, select an organization that has dealt with significant ethical issues recently. Examples are listed below. This will be the foundation for your case study. To help complete your case study, you will need to conduct research on your selected organization and consider the ethical issues involved with this case. Be prepared to describe the ethical issues involved, furnish specific examples and evidence, and utilize the ethical concepts from the course to analyze the issue by following the outline provided.
Second, you will develop you own personal ethical philosophy to support your analysis of your selected case. As part of designing your ethical philosophy, you will need to include specific and clear details and guidelines that will guide ethical choices. You will use these guidelines to help illustrate how your philosophy relates to this organization’s ethical issue and what you would do as a result and why.
This will be an APA paper that use and cites course material (textbook and the lessons) and includes at least three additional scholarly sources.
The paper will must include the following sections:
Introduction/thesis- Provide a strong introduction and thesis to pull this paper together.
Facts- This section should use your outside research to describe what happened and what the ethical issue was. What is the current state? What was the outcome?
Ethical Analysis- Create one subsection per team member and use a philosopher studied in this course and apply their ethical philosophy to this issue. Examples are Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, Hobbs, Kant, Mills, Locke, Rand, and Ghandi. Each subsection must use citations to show what is being applied and should be 1-2 pages in length.
Ethical Dilemma Resolution- Models give us a “series of questions” to work through when faced with an ethical dilemma. Choose either the Laura Nash method or the Blanchard and Peale method and apply it is detail to create an ethical resolution and apply it to the outcome of the issue.
Personal Ethical Philosophy- Each student will provide 2-3 pages that explains their own personal philosophy developed from the course (See the Week 7 discussion) and also how it applied to the organizational ethical issue that is the subject of this assignment.This should also contain a reflection on the course and how it has impacted them personally.
Conclusion- The team should wrap up with a conclusion that powerfully draws on what was learned in this assignment and the ethical lessons to draw as a result.
Organizations with recent ethical issues examples:
-United Drags a Bloodied Passenger Off a Flight
-21st Century Fox and Bill O’Reilly
-Alphabet or Facebook and the impact on the election of 2016.
-Uber’s culture of sexual harassment and Uber’s alleged use of a software dubbed “Greyball” to avoid regulators in geographic regions where it was operating illegally
-Harvey Weinstein’s Multiple Sexual Assault Accusations
-Equifax’s Data Breaches
-Samsung’s Bribery Charges
-Kobe Steel, Mitsubishi Materials, and Japan’s Corporate Governance Issues
-Wells Fargo’s Fake Accounts
-Apple’s Slowed Down iPhones
-Ohio State University’s head coach Urban Meyer and alleged domestic abuse by a fired coach.
-Mylan’sEpipen Price Gouging
-Samsung Battery Recall
-The Panama Papers
– Wikileaks and the Democratic National Party