BUSINESS 501 ETHICS
The situation of the Mattel Toy Company
According to the recommendations for this case study, three virtues were to be chosen to identify with the situation study. In keeping with the instructions, I have selected Honesty, kindness and proper rights as the 3 virtues to associate together with the case. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy claims, " A virtue such as honesty or generosity is not just a tendency to perform what is honest or good, nor is that to be helpfully specified being a " desirableвЂќ or " morally valuableвЂќ character characteristic. It is, certainly a character characteristic вЂ” that may be, a disposition which is very well entrenched in the possessor, a thing that, as we state " will go all the way downвЂќ, unlike a habit including being a tea-drinker вЂ” however the disposition in question, far from being just one track personality to do honest actions, or even honest actions for certain reasons, is multi-track. It is focused on many other actions as well, with emotions and emotional reactions, choices, values, desires, awareness, attitudes, interests, expectations and sensibilities. To get a virtue is to be a certain sort of person having a certain complicated mindset. (Hence the extreme rashness, irresponsibility of that attributed a virtue on the basis of an individual action. )вЂќ " The most important aspect of this kind of mindset is definitely the wholehearted approval of a certain selection of considerations as reasons for action. An honest person cannot be recognized simply together who, for example , practices genuine dealing, and cheat. If perhaps such activities are done simply because the agent thinks that honesty is a good policy, or because they fear getting caught out, instead of through realizing " To complete otherwise can be dishonestвЂќ because the relevant purpose, they are certainly not the actions of an honest person. A respectable person may not be identified merely as one whom, for example , usually tells the facts, nor even as one who usually tells the facts because it is the reality, for one may have the virtue of trustworthiness without being tactless or indiscreet. The genuine person acknowledges " That would be a lieвЂќ as a strong (though most likely not overriding) reason for not making certain assertions in certain instances, and gives because of, but not overriding, weight to " That might be the truthвЂќ as a reason for making them. вЂќ An honest individual's reasons and choices regarding honest and dishonest activities reflect her views about honesty and truth вЂ” but of course these kinds of views reveal themselves with respect to other actions and to psychological reactions as well. Valuing honesty as the lady does, the lady chooses, where possible to do business with honest persons, to have honest friends, to deliver her children to be honest. She disapproves of, dislikes, deplores dishonesty, can be not busy by specific tales of chicanery, despises or pities those who succeed by unethical means rather than thinking they've been clever, is definitely unsurprised, or perhaps pleased (as appropriate) the moment honesty triumphs, is stunned or troubled when all those near and dear with her do what is dishonest and so forth. вЂќ Encyclopedia Britannica identifies Justice as, " the upkeep or supervision of precisely what is just specifically by the unprejudiced adjustment of conflicting statements " or the assignment of merited benefits or punishments, the government of law; В especiallyВ the institution or determination of legal rights according to the guidelines of law or value. The quality of staying just, unbiased, or good. вЂThe rule or suitable of simply dealing or right action, conformity to the principle or ideal, righteousness, the quality of conforming to law, and conformity to real truth, fact, or perhaps reason or correctness. вЂќ Stanford Encyclopedia of Idea states, " When we speak of justice as being a virtue, we could usually discussing a trait of people, even if all of us conceive the justice of people as having some (grounding) reference to interpersonal justice. But Rawls while others regard rights as " the initial virtue of social institutionsвЂќ (1971, s. 3), so " proper rights as a virtueвЂќ is actually ambiguous as between individual...
Referrals: Industry. Journal of Organization Ethics, 99(4), 483-517. Recovered August 2, 2011, from ABI/INFORM Global.