ETHICS REFLECTION PAPER
In this ethics reflection paper, I concentrate on four important issues: ethical models, personal ethics and values, ethical dilemma, and corporate social responsibility. First of all, among the four major ethical models, utilitarianism favors me a lot and it helps me a lot when I face an ethical dilemma and need to make a decision. In the second part, I write about how my personal ethics and values were formed and shaped. There are three major influence exerted on my ethics: my family, culture, and my internal reflection. In the next part, I describe one of the dilemmas that I have ever met and how utilitarianism helped me make a good decision. In the last part, I focus my attention on corporate social responsibility. I compared American values and ethics with Chinese values and ethics; what’s more, I talk about its influence on people working in American and Chinese business organizations. At last, I show my opinion that corporate social responsibility is very important for a company.
Ethics, a branch of philosophy that addresses questions about morality, have invariably played an important part in our lives, especially when we are going to make a decision. There exist quite a lot of ethical theories/models, however, some of these ethical theories such as moral rights (rights theory), theory of justice and utilitarianism exert notable influence on most of us in current life.
Theory of Justice
People, who regard theory of justice as their own ethical model, argue for a just distribution of society’s resources by which the society allocates its benefits and burdens fairly among its numbers. This theory treats people impartially and fairly based on legal rules. Strength of theory of justice is that it can motivate and urge people to help those in need. However, one criticism of theory of justice indicates that it treats equality as an absolute, disregarding the costs producing...