Evaluating Kant’s Theory Kant’s moral theory meets the minimum requirement of coherence and is generally consistent with our moral experience (Criterion…
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For the consequentialist, the rightness of an action depends entirely on the effects of that action (or of following the rule that governs it). Good…
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This one comes from an MBA student, whom I will call Olivia. One of her courses required students to take online quizzes online without assistance from…
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In 2012, a flurry of articles appeared in the North American media about the ethics of buying a smartphone. There were reports of abusive labor…
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Human beings are not primarily rational beings. We are multidimensional creatures who run on habit, sentiment, prejudice, and impulse as well as reason…
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History has shown that the vast majority of civilizations have been destroyed by internal forces, not by external ones. Corporations, agencies, and…
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What motivation for ethical behavior do we have? There are many people who selflessly do good deeds and feel better for doing so, not worse. This gives…
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Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton once said, “The only true failure would be not to explore at all.” Throughout history, explorers have risked their lives and…
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We’ve all encountered people who say less but what they say matters more; people who know how to use silence to dominate an exchange. So having…
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John was doing his best to be calm, but his frustration was palpable. Jeanine was explaining that there was little chance her group was going to make…
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WHENEVER WE TALK ABOUT HAPPINESS, WE ALSO TALK ABOUT something else: morality. We may not know what happiness itself signifies, but we do know how it…
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When you’re leading a collaborative project, you can’t always ensure that everyone will get along. Given competing interests, needs, and agendas, you…
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