Ethics Between Confucius And Aristotle On Friday Essay

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Dr. Fang presented an ethics discussion on the subject of “Ethics-Comparing Confucius and Aristotle” on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. Confucius once said “What I do not wish men to do to me, I also wish not to do to men.” This relates to the Golden Rule and Reciprocity. This is known as do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Aristotle’s personal virtues are as follows, “Never take any action which is not honest, open and truthful, and which you would not be proud to see reported widely in national newspapers and on network news programs.” This, in my opinion, talks about one’s reputation. If you are not satisfied with how others would view your actions, then those actions should not happen. Along with the idea of Reciprocity, this lecture presented the idea that if someone does something bad to you, you should not do the same thing to them or others, and should be fair to all. While discussing ethical and unethical conducts, students came up with examples supporting these behaviors with business and personal tactics.
The first tactic discussed happened to be within the restaurant industry. The restaurant industry can be very difficult in terms of time management when dealing with seating arrangements and who to seat when and where. It is important to keep and equal and ethical viewpoint when dealing with different types of customers. The example given is when a maître d has two different parties ready to sit down and eat. One party has a reservation;…

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