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Ethics

The study of ethical theories from Western philosophy leads one to draw the conclusion that there is no one correct or best moral theory. This is evident because whilst there may be agreement on elements of a number of theories, there is no universal consensus among philosophers and academics as to which single one is best. Contributor: Dev Odedra

James (Jes) Staley, the CEO of Barclays plc paid a fine of GBP642,430.00 in May 2018[1], essentially because he tried to find out the identity of the author of two anonymous letters sent to the bank that raised concerns on the hiring of Mr Staley’s friend. When such concerns are raised, typically a ‘Whistle-blowing’ process should be followed.

Contributor: Dev Odedra

There is a phrase, so often repeated that it is now impossible to tell who originally said it, that integrity is what you do when no one is watching. No, it's not dad dancing, that's.. well, something entirely different. Ethics actually has two separate meanings: the rules set down by a group to which a person belongs (e.g. professional ethics for lawyers and doctors) and, far more nebulous, the way individuals conduct themselves within the bounds of society. So, one has rules and one does not. Ethics is a fascinating, sometimes disturbing, subject that touches on all aspects of life and society. In this overview, we'll look at some of the concepts around which the subject revolves.

 


 

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