P11: Ethics 101 from Theory to Application: What Would Kant Think About Tarantino Flix?




Paul E. Fiorelli, Professor of Legal Studies and Director, Cintas Institute for Business Ethics, Xavier University

Bradley R. Agle, Professor, Brigham Young University

  • Discuss basic ethical theory (utilitarianism v. deontology) by analyzing the “Trolley Problem”. Explore theories of Justice, Rights and Duties. Analyze Kohlberg’s Cognitive Moral Development Theory. Discuss stakeholder theory, and hiring for integrity.
  • Compare legal duties with ethical duties by participating in an HBR case study entitled, “The Parable of the Sadhu”. Explore the pressure to conform to group norms (Stanford Prison Experiment), and how that can lead to whistleblowing.
  • Analyze applied ethics dealing with black v. white v. grey areas. Understand the importance of reputation, corporate culture, mission statements, codes of ethics and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations.

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