Clean Hands in a Dirty Business Analytical Essay by Inny

An ethical debate regarding a woman taking a job that she knows may eventually have the potential to harm thousands of people.
# 118573 | 1,261 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2009
Published on Feb 08, 2010 in Business (Law) , Business (General) , Ethics (General)

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This paper presents a case study in which it is discussed if a woman should take a job to sustain herself even it will involve something she is morally against. The paper discusses the pros and cons of both sides and the ethical thing to do.

From the Paper:

"As mentioned above I have used the utilitarian line of argument to show that it can sometimes if not most of the times is right to intentionally cooperate in misconduct to bring out the main features of understanding moral responsibility as we are not in charge for producing "best states of affairs" in the world. There is no way of identifying such states of affairs or objects of choice as we obviously have some positive duties of justice and charitable trust towards others in our pursuit of the human good and wellbeing. Furthermore the primary practical wisdom we have received for the conduct of our lives, are the absolute negative duties we have to refrain from certain types of act. Failure in practice to recognize these exceptions less norms corrupts character. What we make out of ourselves with our choices is what we most of all, have control over and what; therefore, we are the most of all answerable for. If you are a utilitarian your character can be traded in for what is often the illusory project of maximizing benefit. Insofar as I suggest, the first thing we have to do is roll up our sleeves and get our hands "dirty"."

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