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By Michael J. Taleff PhD CSAC MAC

The elements of the ebook regarding the philosophy of technological know-how and cognitive technology (inductive and deductive reasoning, biases, and heuristics) are distilled in moderate and necessary methods. i like to recommend this booklet to these dependancy execs who are looking to create their very own framework for moral determination making.


Ethical decision-making is needed in lots of of the tough events confronted through dependancy execs. during this advisor, Michael Taleff describes tips on how to combine severe pondering with moral decision-making. it is a advisor now not on "what to do" while faced with tricky moral dilemmas, yet on how one can take into consideration what to do.

The writer offers universal moral dilemmas that dependancy execs face of their day-by-day work--such as boundary matters, confidentiality, twin relationships, and more--and asks readers to think about their very own responses to those dilemmas. The ebook then exhibits readers tips on how to observe new versions of moral pondering to perform.

Key features:

  • Presents a moral self-exam to inspire serious puzzling over one's personal decision-making strategy
  • Introduces quite a few types corresponding to the social agreement idea, existentialist idea, and moral egoism
  • Discusses how biases, emotional reactions, and fallacies can weaken moral decision-making
  • Presents an introductory "Ethics Judgment Kit," an easy, sensible decision-making method for college students

This ebook demonstrates how severe pondering talents can influence and enhance the method of moral decision-making."

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Now, here is a significant question that directs your attention to a very important point. Is there any bias or favoritism in that intangible ethical stance of yours? Keep the question and possible answer in the back of your mind as we proceed to the next big ethical stance. Normative Ethics It is at normative ethics that we begin to use a measure or ruler of some kind from which to gauge the rightness or wrongness of an action. Normative ethics tells you what you should do (Law, 2007). And it provides a set of rulers to do just that.

At the risk of simplifying this deliberation, and focusing mainly on Western thought, I will say that moral emotions can be a quick and sometimes reliable response to social events and moral standards (Tangney, Stuewig, & Mashek, 2007). They are difficult to counterfeit, and, if awakened, they signal the existence of a conscience (Gazzaniga, 2008). Here we will examine the four broad family groups of moral emotions. They are divided into two large and two small families. Each family contains a set of subtype emotions (Haidt, 2003).

The lack of labeling to indicate nutritional value of fast food leads to deceptive practices. The methods of production to supply fast food are inherently cruel (environmental consequences, inhuman treatment of animals). The emotional angle. It just upsets me to see how many people use this fattening product over and over again. I just think it’s wrong. On the other hand, those who argue that fast food is not a moral issue might state the following: ■ ■ People can always choose not to partake of fast food; they eat it of their own free will, and thus it is not a moral issue (which negates all the other moral premises).

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