deontological school of thought
For this part of the Assignment, you are asked to Be Reflective, as you consider both how you made the decision as well as your response to the Assignment. In this segment you consider how you corrected for personal bias and your own blind spots—hubris—and have attended to the common good. This part of the Assignment must have citations and references. Use the questions as headings for each section, and write no more than a paragraph on each.
● Discuss whether or not the ethical analysis made sense. As you considered the section in the Baird text that described the process that those from the deontological school of thought use for ethical analysis, what were the strengths and weaknesses of this process? What were the problems with the process? What are the sticking points?
● Did you like the results? Did you like the reasons for taking the action, the rationale that is part of the deontological school of thought? Do you get a sense that you would follow these results or the rationale in real life? Why or why not?
● What insights do you have about this problem that you would like to share with others? What information would you appreciate from them?
● How would adding the world of emotion and conscience help clarify your decision, as described on the first page of Chapter 7 of the Baird text? Ethical maturity is often defined as not only being responsible but also considering others in the decision. Why is considering others important in the particular problem you were asked to resolve?
● Consider the spiritual perspective—spirituality being defined as that which gives life and work meaning and purpose. As you begin to see yourself in light of the community, how can you (and others in the organization) begin to discipline your desires so you can live fully in the present with faith and trust, avoiding self-righteousness and self-deception?