ETHC445 Principles of Ethics
Week 6 Discussion
WORKING CONFLICT RESOLUTION METHODS
Different ways to analyze ethical behaviors and dilemmas exist, and many of them will help direct you to the correct or “best” solution to a problem.
As we have discussed since Week 1, sometimes right vs. right or wrong vs. wrong decisions have to be made.
In the lesson this week, you are given three ethical dilemma resolution models to try out on a dilemma provided there. Please review that interactive before posting to the discussion this week.
The dilemma in the Week 6 Lecture interactive (in the middle of the page) is where we will focus our attention. You MUST read the lecture and run the interactive in order to participate in the discussion this week!
Review the sample solution to the Laura Nash method. Do you agree with that analysis? If so, what parts do you think really helped you work through the dilemma? If not, which parts do you not agree with?
Review the sample solution to the Front Page of the Newspaper method. Do you think this is one of those types of dilemmas for which this model works? If not, why not? If so, why? How did using this method help you work through the dilemma?
Review the sample solution to the Blanchard and Peale method. Do you agree with the analysis? If not, why not? If so, in what way did this help you analyze this dilemma?
How can Ayn Rand’s four epistemological principles of objectivism be applied to this case? How might Rand’s solution differ from other methods?
Pick ONE of the above 4 questions and let’s get started. Feel free to kindly debate with each other. Do not take things personally if someone disagrees. Be sure to show that you have viewed the lecture and interactive and that you attempted an analysis for “high quality” posts this week.