The New York Times published an article today about inconsistencies in ethical analysis. Author Matthew Hutson reviews the factors that dictate whether people use a primarily deontological or primarily utilitarian lens in their ethical decision making.
Start at the Top
People who sign forms at the top are more honest than those who sign at the bottom.
Leaders ask “Why?”
The difference between good business and changing the world is knowing how to ask “why?” and how to find people who believe the same things about the answer to that question.
Why Good People Do Bad Things
Cognitive frames keep us from even noticing ethical decisions.
I Don’t Quite Remember
After their ship sank the Australian HMAS Sydney, the crew of the German HSK Kormoran had to abandon their own ship as well. After being captured, the German sailors described the site of the wreckage, but the sailors identified points…
Power and Doom
The Sword of Damocles was not about doom, but power and responsibility.
Quick decision: iPhone or Android? Now, another one: Kant or Mill? No, seriously: deontology or utilitarianism?