Using the shopkeeper example, he could opt never cheat his customers simply because he knows that honesty is good for business. He could cheat his customers and make a boatload of money, but he knows that it is wrong to cheat and lie to people ? it hurts them, is unfair and may make him feel guilty... Showed first 250 characters
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So, self-interest or selfishness is not the ONLY motivation for his morally sound decision.
Much we do is motivated by self-interest, but not solely and independently. I believe that altruism does exist and that psychological egoism fails without the ?method of reinterpreting motives... Showed next 250 characters
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One of the values that are the most important is honesty, honesty is a clear conscience "before me and before my fellow human beings." Honesty is the awareness of what is right and appropriate in one's role, one's behavior, and one relationship...
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In today's world, it is all too prevalent to see more and more people hungry for other peoples money, but can you really blame them? From my viewpoint, acting in an ethical manner comes from each and every individual, each having learned from the enviroment in which they have grown and developed...
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Mayor Of Casterbridge
Henchard made his way into the town of Casterbridge, penniless, depressed,
and entirely ignorant of what he might do to sustain himself. He didn't much
care for himself now, knowing the deed he had done...
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Honesty in Business
Ethical decisions are made everyday in the business world. In an interview with a small family business owner, Jeff Hammer of Hammer's L.L.C, was asked what the most difficult ethical decision he had to make in regard to his business...
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Ethical Filter Worksheet
Justify the Value's Position in the List. Include any challenges to employing these values consistently when making personal and organizational decisions...
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The Cat Within
Another instance of humor in the mock haunting of the property is the way Narayan portrays the shopkeeper as a selfish businessman, bleeding ?maximum rent' out of his tenants...
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One Bengali Babu went to Cannought Place in New Delhi to purchase an umbrella. He had been told in Calcutta that one could bargain for better prices in Delhi also...