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Book review 11

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David Lemuel E. Garcia                                                                                        


10564721      BS-IM




Business Ethics 2nd Edition


By Norman E. Bowle


Ronald F. Duska





Chapter 1: My Position and its Duties



                        “The role (job) has rights and duties that constitute rules to be followed in order to fulfill the social function of the company.”




            - In any given position that you have, a certain responsibility must be followed and addressed. A responsibility or duty should be done by a person and that he or she should abide by the rules bound within the duty that you have whether you like it or not because it was an implied law by accepting the job that you have.




Summary of the Chapter:



            This chapter was about the responsibilities of a person in a certain job, how to justify the role-morality approach which includes deontological ethics and utilitarian ethics. The role conflict and conflicting roles is also tackled which involve the concept of higher morality.




Chapter 2: The Moral Responsibilities of Business



                        “The way one resolves conflicts will very much depend on how one views the relationship between business and ethics. “



            - A conflict can be viewed in many dimensions and these conflicts doesn’t have just one approach, every person would have a different approach on each conflict that it will encounter and it would also depend on how you view the conflict and ethics. Others might give out certain decision and explanations on how to solve a conflict but then it won’t be ethical in its ways or vice versa.




Summary of the Chapter:



            This chapter has this so called the three positions on business and ethics which are the actions, practices, and institutions with its distinctions, another part was the responsibility of business which is to make a profit, the utilitarian defense over certain ethical issues in business and the critique of utilitarian justification of classical theories, The responsibility of business aside from profit making and its myriad social relations.



Chapter 3: Morality in the Practice of Business



                        “…unless business adheres to a minimum standard of justice and fairness and gives recognition to the rights of those engaged in the practice of business, business practice becomes impossible.”



            - Business practice does involve the legal aspects of it. Without adhering to the rules that the law states, it would be really impossible to do business and that people won’t be encouraged to work with you because an assurance that their rights would be protected wasn’t assured and that their own safety in doing business won’t be assured as well. Justice, rights, and other legal matters are very important in a business in order for a business to operate and function correctly.





Summary of the Chapter:



            Moral norms presupposed by businesses are being reviewed in this chapter with Kant’s deontological theory. The application of the moral presuppositions of business to advertising and hiring is being discussed and what are the affirmative action’s that we need to undergo and do.


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