Kant's Ethical Decision Making Analysis

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This paper will briefly define ethics and the ethical dilemma at hand. Followed by, a conversation of the SAD analysis paired with scholarly work to further the reader’s understanding of ethics, and the ethical premises utilized reach a decision. Furthermore, exploration of deontological ethics to support potential decisions to the ethical dilemma and lastly, culminates exploring whether the decision the individual aim to make will be the most feasible; yet, ethical decision.

The article, Making Choices: A Framework for Making Ethical Decision describes, “decisions about right and wrong permeate everyday life” (Making Choices p.1). Ethics should provide a set of standards for behavior that helps individuals decide how we ought to act in
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Firstly, my loyalty to my direct supervisor affects the ability to make a decision. My direct supervisor and I established an interpersonal relationship that expands far beyond the work-place. Therefore, the decision at hand is it complex and if implementation, does not occur properly I can lose a figure who guides me professionally. Kant’s ethical decision-making framework will be explored to ensure the decision I make is the most …show more content…
The article, From: Ethical Awareness in International Collaboration: A Contextual Approach, the author explain, Kant “emphasized the importance of the personal will and intention to ethical decision making” (p. 3). The author asserts, “doing what is right is not about the consequences of our actions but about having proper intention in performing the action” (p.3). Therefore, engaging in this cognitive process reinforces the idea that proper intentions in performing the action initiated. With said, the deontological ethics from Kant convey, “we ought to make decision-based on our duty” (Johnson p.158), and it is my duty to ensure I place myself in positions that provides financial stability. Johnson presents in Chapter 5, Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) categorical imperative (do what is right no matter the cost). According to Kant, “what is right for one is right for all” (Johnson p.158). When applying deontological ethics the main question to apply is, “would I want everyone else to make the decision I did? If the answer is yes, the choice is justified. If the answer is no, the decision is wrong” (Johnson p.158). Regardless of organizational ties, I would advise anyone experiencing trouble with the ability to change their current situation to do so. Although my actions may pose a rippling effect on the

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