It is an argumentative essay in which you give your personal opinion/belief.
Things that do not count towards the word count: Quotes, restating the essay question, reference list (shouldn’t apply in this scenario)
Liberally apply (minimum of 10) the following terms:
*At least 5 should come from this short-list of 15 that is directly below*
Framework for ethical decision-making moral awareness moral intent moral action human vulnerability physical harm emotional harm psychological harm financial harm reputational harm justifying harm ethical dilemma vs a defining moment moral imagination obedience-to-authority dirty hands moral code/ethics ethically required/permitted/forbidden moral identity (“Is this the kind of person I want to be?” Immorality is seen as self-betrayal) integration of benevolence and achievement reflective equilibrium Nietzsche
– inner strength and self-creation compassion | cooperation | Pillars of an ethical foundation fairness | evolutionary morality generalizability/The Universalizability Test The Golden Rule Double Platinum Rule instrumental norms intrinsic/moral norms conventional norms moral judgment in-group vs out-group / tribalism moral bubble social conformity Kohlberg’s Moral Development Model Pre-Conventional Level Stage 1Punishment and obedience
Stage 2 Instrumental exchange Conventional Stages
Stage 3 Interpersonal conformity
Stage 4 Law and order Post-Conventional Stages
Stage 5 Prior rights and social contract
Stage 6 Universal moral principles moral/immoral/amoral subjectivity v objectivity of ethics legal vs ethical separation thesis (should you leave your personal ethics aside when you are at work) the corporation as a person greed is good? externalities greed vs ambition “a few bad apples” a market economy vs a market society moral blindness/ethical fading role morality bounded ethicality/framing moral equilibrium (moral accounting) moral compensation/moral licensing overconfidence bias conflict of interest/self-serving bias over-claiming credit fundamental attribution error willful blindness moral muteness
The Abilene Paradox the role of purpose in business the role of profit in business the golden circle long-term vs short-term perspective The real market vs the expectations market maximizing shareholder value the principal-agent problem paths to happiness (Herzberg) the “marginal costs” mistake “stewardship of affluence”/”stewardship of influence” rationalizations a rational decision vs a rationalization normalization moral luck thinking fast and thinking slow moral intuition ethics chess ethics zugzwang
Topic: (4 minutes long) https://youtu.be/OLCL6OYbSTw From the No Country for Old Men movie clip, Anton Chigurh made a number of revealing statements.
In what ways, does Chigurh cause the store owner harm? In what way does Chigurh seem amoral? In what way does Chigurh demonstrate morality? Explain from an ethics perspective what he may be inferring when: To the store proprietor, Chigurh states
You are a bit deaf, aren’t you?
You don’t know what you are talking about, do you?
You have been putting it up your whole life, you just didn’t know it. In the coin toss Chigurh states
You married into it?
You stand to win everything, call it.
You need to call it. I can’t call it for you, it wouldn’t be fair.