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Unified Ethic:

Unified Ethic Ybanez, Maiurro, Cherry, Rossing, Curry PAD 5006 – Summer 2011 Deontology Teleology Intuitionism Virtue Theory

Elements of Unified Ethic:

Elements of Unified Ethic Teleology – Action produces greatest happiness as a consequence – Results if good justify the good and bad actions that produce greatest total happiness Deontology – Act according moral principle, apply consistently – It’s the principle, bad or unethical actions are not justified in order to obtain an positive outcome, universal law, Golden Rule Intuitionism – Actions from inner sense of right and wrong, morally acceptable - Feelings of doing something right, moral sense of what is right Virtue theory – Actions display good character traits, good moral example that others respect and will emulate – Positive character traits such as courage or honesty Source: Practical Ethics in Public Administration Dean Geuras and Charles Garofalo 2011 Management Concepts Inc. Vienna, Virginia

Unified Ethic Theory Questions:

Unified Ethic Theory Questions Teleology What are the consequences of my action? What are the long-term effects of my action? Does my action promote the greatest happiness? Deontology What principle applies in this case? Can this principle be applied consistently in this case and in all similar cases? Can this principle be considered as a possible universal principle of behavior? Which course of action best exemplifies the ideal of treating all people as ends in themselves? Which course of action best exemplifies the most fully promotes the ideal of a society of free, responsible people whose ends promote each other rather than conflict with each other? Source: Practical Ethics in Public Administration Dean Geuras and Charles Garofalo 2011 Management Concepts Inc. Vienna, Virginia

Unified Ethic Theory Questions:

Unified Ethic Theory Questions Intuitionism What does my conscience tell me about this action? Do I feel good about this action? Virtue Theory What character traits does this action express? What effect will this action have on my character? What effect will this action have on the character of other people? Is this the action of a person whose character I would admire? Source: Practical Ethics in Public Administration Dean Geuras and Charles Garofalo 2011 Management Concepts Inc. Vienna, Virginia

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