Professional and Personal Ethics
How should one solve serious ethical problems in professional life? How should one make sense of the problem? Are there rules that can be followed? Should simply obey the law? Are there any ‘right’ answers at all? Should one follow one’s conscience? Or, is it just a matter of opinion what one should do? This course will study how to approach answering questions like these. We will study how to reason about and how to attempt to resolve moral problems in professional life and personal life. Specific attention will be paid to: 1.Conceptual tools and theories for identifying, framing and analyzing moral problems. 2.Different ways of thinking about our professional lives, our goals and ourselves. 3.Methods and principles that will help us address moral problems in business case studies related to whistle-blowing, conflict of interest and finance.