Explaining The Reflection Of The Explusion Of Business Ethics

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Nearing the conclusion of the Business Ethics module I feel, as I had hoped, that I have become well versed in the subject. Though, I mainly agree with the assertions in my first two entries, my feelings on the issues have changed and the module has been different from my expectations. Also, though I have partially achieved the goals outlined in the first entry, by being able to better articulate myself when discussing ethical matters; I have not found a theory which I ‘agree’ with. In this final log entry I will expand upon these issues.

Initially, my expectations were that I would learn the multitude of ways in which businesses are unethical and the negative impact businesses can have. However, the course was holistic, all stakeholders were considered, including the business 's perspective. In fact, over the module I became more inclined to be sympathetic to businesses involved in ethical dilemmas whereas before I was cynical. This was also somewhat due to other modules on the Business Studies course, as I discovered the multitude of facets businesses have to consider, thus it is easy to see why ethical implications can be overlooked. Furthermore, whilst, in the first entry I believed I would be able to find a theory I comprehensively
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The elements I subscribed to non-consequentialism and that humans do not need organised religion to determine morality. Though I still believe this, I find it hard to support Kant’s theories due to his bizarrely harsh views on animal ethics. Upon further reading of Kant I learnt that he believed that humans “have no direct duties to animals” and feels they are “things we may dispose of as we will”(Wood, 1998). This disregard of value in the life of animals is symptomatic of speciesism in wider society, which I feel is an under-represented issue within business ethics and by proxy the business ethics

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