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Name: Instructor: Course: Date: Ethics case Facts Introduction The field of moral philosophy (ethics) encompasses classifying defending, and commending concepts of veracious and wrong conduct. Philosophers today, generally divides ethical notions into three broad subject areas: normative ethics, meta-ethics and applied ethics. Meta- ethics explores where our ethical values come from, and their meaning. Normative ethics involves a more concrete task, which is to attain moral principles that standardize right and wrong behavior. Finally, applied ethics involves scrutinizing specific, controversial matters, such as abortion (Hare, p1). This paper will explain how deontological theories and teleology theory can be used to analyze and decide the ethical issues in the Frank and Molly¶s case. The paper will also make decisions on whether Molly should run the ad in relation deontological and teleological normative principles. Deontological theories fall under normative ethics. Deontological theories are also known as duty theories. Most of us have that feeling of obligation as human beings, such as caring for our children (Hare, p37). Deontology theories base morality on particular foundational principles of obligation. They are at times known as non-consequentialist because they are obligatory,

The other second based theory to ethics is rights theory. According to these theories. Frank violates the both the absolute and conditional duty theories by negotiating and getting a settlement that led purchase of plaintiffs and tearing down of homes leaving many people homeless and with lands. treating people as equals and promoting the good of others. liberty. p39). One of the principal of conditional duties. he does nothing to advance the programs he proposed and used as a platform to get him the governor seat. ethical issues in Frank and Molly¶s case are very clear. As a governor. on the other hand. Deontological theories are subdivided into of four theories. Duties towards others are divided between absolute duties that bind people universally and conditional duties which are due to contracts between people. Moral rights are traditionally associated with four features. a British philosopher. rights of property. These features include natural insofar meaning are . He does nothing to improve the welfare of Kentucky¶s businesses. health or possessions. p38). movement and religious expression (Hare.Surname2 irrespective of the consequences that might follow from our actions. First. John Locke. Secondly as the president of Chemco Company he violates the conditional duty theory by not keeping his promise of continuing to provide jobs to his employees. Absolute duties involve avoiding wronging others. Frank is witnessed violating these ethics as a lawyer for Chemco Company. The first theory is by a German philosopher Samuel Pufendorf who classifies dozens of duties under three headings. It comprises of duties to God. Other rights include rights of speech. a µright¶ is a justified claim against another¶s behavior. Generally. p38). Frank does not promote the good of others through his actions (Hare. argues that the laws of nature dictate that we should not harm anyone¶s life. he sells the Company to foreign investors who move the business to India hence the locals lose their jobs and a means of income. Instead. duties to oneself and duties towards others. is to keep one¶s promises (Hare.

. a British Philosopher. We also witness the neighboring lands and homes being polluted and eventually. Prima facie duties consist of fidelity. If. prima facie duty theory involves actual moral convictions. equal meaning that rights are the similar for all people.Surname3 not created or invented by governments. the third duty based theory. doing what is more significant like retaining jobs for his employees. actions of injustices. beneficence and non-maleficence (Hare p43). Molly runs the ad then according to deontological theory Molly will be violating the principles. Lastly. Categorical imperative simply mandates action irrespective of one¶s desire (Hare p40). universal insofar meaning they do not change from country to country. the families lose their homes and lands to Chemco Company as the land is converted to a recreational park and becomes Chemco¶s property. reparation. stresses on a single principle of duty.D. The theory is also known as to categorical imperative. treat each other as equal and promote the good others. irrespective of race. gratitude. infidelity and maleficence are more prevalent in the case. the fourth duty based theory is by W. Molly should not run the ad because the theory of duty states that one should avoid wronging others. Ross. families become homeless and lose their jobs due to Chemco¶s industrial activities. In respect to the case. since. Prima facie is not seen in the Frank and Molly¶s case. rather than. Kant¶s theory. Frank violates this principle by putting his own interests first. justice. and Kentucky¶s economy deteriorates and Frank. People lose their jobs. gender or handicap and inalienable which means that one cannot hand over their rights to another individual. Firstly. Kentucky¶s governor does nothing to show gratitude for being elected as governor. According to deontological theories.

decide whether the good will outshine the bad.Surname4 Consequentialist theory It is mutual for us to define our moral accountability by assessing our actions. For example if she chooses to run the ad more good will be done than harm. According to teleological we can deduce that Frank suffers from ethical egoism since his actions favor him more. Teleological is sub-dived into three divisions. altruism and utilitarianism (Hare. and he even manages to be governor and it is well we known that political campaigns are very costly. Consequentialist normative principles presume us to weigh between the good and bad consequences of actions (Hare p45). The masses will have an opportunity to elect someone who has their interests at heart. If the good magnitudes are greater than bad consequences. . since the ad will expose Frank as a malefactor. Hence the good will outweigh the bad and the action can be termed as a proper action. Conferring to teleology. p46). They include ethical egoism. Consequentialist theories are similarly referred to as teleological theories as the end outcome of the deed is the lone determinant factor of its morality. then the deed is morally inappropriate. then the act is morally appropriate. Then. Molly should run the ad since her actions will only be justified by the consequences. the sale of the company makes him very rich. Teleological theory can analyze the ethical issues in the case by looking at Frank¶s actions that are witnessed in the case. If the bad consequences are greater than the good. The only bad consequence is that the ad will hurt Frank. For instance. .

M. 1952. Oxford: Oxford University Press. The Language of Morals. Print.Surname5 Work cited Hare. R. .

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