Explain Kant’s second formulation of the categorical imperative? Offer three examples of how one could violate it.
Is it ethical to ask an employee to work somewhere dangerous? If you were the boss, how would you make sure that your employee understood the risks and agreed to them?
Is it ever right to lie? Why or why not? Use the text in your response (obviously not word for word).
What are good reasons to bluff? Why could bluffing be bad in business? Explain your own view on bluffing in business. Do you view “bullshitting” in business the same way?
Why does integrity matter?
Explain Aristotle’s understanding of the good life. Does it agree with your own view? With a Judeo-Christian view? What appeals to you about Aristotle’s understanding of the good life, and where do you think he went wrong?
Why is ‘doing the right thing’ often different than “doing the legal thing”? Why might the distinction between what is moral and what is legal be of particular concern to accountants and other kinds of financial auditors and overseers?
Explain the two chief harm-based arguments against insider trading. What does Moore say about these arguments? Can you identify another problem with either argument?
What is the “Bentonville Menace”? What duties do giant corporations have to the societies on which they depend and to the individual members of those societies?
Contrast the reformation view of work with the view of the work you believe is prevalent in contemporary life.
Explain the basics of stakeholder theory as if you are talking to a friend.
Should a corporation care about the interests of people other than shareholders? How would a corporation behave differently if it accepted a shareholder theory versus a stakeholder theory?