Business Ethics and Consequentialism


Business Ethics and Consequentialism

In this module,move from deontological ethics to teleological or consequentialist ethics. In consequentialist ethics, the outcome, or the consequences of an act determine whether that act is good or evil. In this module, apply consequentialist ethics to a business situation.

In Module 2,explore utilitarianism and ethical egoism. Utilitarian ethics is the theory that "an action is morally right if and only if it produces at least as much good for all people affected by the action as any alternative action the person could do instead" (Source: Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, 2nd ed.). Think of utilitarian theory in terms of "utility" – that is, in terms of the benefit of the outcomes produced by a given action. Ethical egoism is the view that people ought to do what is in their self-interest. We will explore these concepts in-depth in Module 2.
In Module 2, move from deontological ethics to teleological or consequentialist ethics. In consequentialist ethics, it is the outcome, or consequences, of an act that determine whether that act is good or evil. Utilitarianism is consequentialist in nature. Ethical egoism is also considered to be a consequentialist philosophy.

The Greek word telos is translated to mean “end” or “purpose’. Consequently, teleological ethics are concerned with the ends or purposes of an act.


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In the Module 2 SLP, review American Psychological Association (APA) style. Use of APA style is required in all Trident University International papers both the Case and SLP that will be writen throughout a graduate program. In the Module 2 SLP, Use APA style to cite ) and end-reference several articles and books that have located in the TUI Library.

Using proper APA Style, paraphrase, provide an in-text citation, and end reference for several library sources.