Ethics - Mountain View Los Altos District

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Transcript Ethics - Mountain View Los Altos District

What do you do if…
?
You witness a friend
stealing another friend’s
iPod?
You get an invitation to go to
Lake Tahoe for the same
weekend you promised to
babysit for your neighbors?
You are waiting for your math
teacher to return to his room and
you notice that he has left his final
exam lying out in plain sight?
4x +(3)y/43=5z
Your find yourself alone with
your best friend’s
girlfriend/boyfriend, on whom
you have a secret crush, and
she/he makes a move on you?
You find a pair of
expensive sunglasses
on the table at In-NOut Burger, left there
by a previous
customer?
Your parents go out of town for the
weekend and tell you not to have
friends over, but your friends find
out that your parents are gone and
they show up?
With beer.
You dent the BMW in the next
parking space as you pull out of the
spot?
Does your thinking change if the
other car is a beat up old Chevy
Nova?
MORALS AND ETHICS
Morality
Sin
Good
Evil
Ethics
“Moral Compass”
Decisions
Conscience
Values
Right
Wrong
Culture
Moral/ethical thinking affects our relationships
STEPDAD by Mike Ostresh
Moral/ethical issues arise in the workplace
We find examples of morals and ethics in public life
Penrose on Politics by Brett Penrose
In the daily news:
TEENS ARRESTED AFTER FOOD
FIGHT
Los Altos, yesterday
Dozens of students were arrested at Los Altos High School early Wednesday after engaging in a high-spirited
hurling of mashed potatoes in the school cafeteria.
Morals and Ethics--is there a difference?
Morals are beliefs, principles, rules about right
and wrong
Ethics is the study of moral codes, rules, behaviors,
beliefs, practices, etc.
Ethical Systems are systems in which or by which
right and wrong may be determined.
Everyday moral/ethical questions:
How can I determine what is “right” and what is “wrong?”
Is it always right to tell the truth?
Do I have an obligation to help people in need?
What does it really matter if I “do right?”
What do I gain from behaving morally or ethically?
What do I sacrifice in behaving morally or ethically?
How do other people’s moral/ethical decisions affect mine?
Ethical Systems
Information for next five slides from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Ethical Relativism:
Divine Command Theory:
Utilitarianism:
Deontology:
Virtue Ethics: