MGT 216 Week 2 DQ 1 - 7835

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Based on the assigned readings for Week Two, answer the following questions:   Some people believe that there can be conditions that would exclude one’s moral obligation(s).  A) Do you agree or disagree with this?  B) Why?  C) If you agree, please provide an example of such a condition.

 

The one exclusion that comes to mind would be when a business is in serious financial trouble and can't find the resources within their organization to satisfy the liens.  If they file chapter 7 or 11 to remain in business, this will eliminate immediate closure of their doors and keep their employees employed.  The companies they owe will not receive all of the money they are owed, but, they will get a small portion to help with cost of goods or services.  It is awful to see many companies loose money on companies who have filed for financial protection, but, it is also sad to see companies that owe the money go out of business and good people that work for them become unemployed.

 

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I believe there can be conditions that would exclude one's moral obligation. I believe in the uniform moral  law that society places in this hidden dimension. Tell the truth, do not kill etc. However I respect other's moral values they may have on different levels as well.

Take a vegan for example. They have a diet and lifestyle that seeks to exclude the exploitation of animals for food, clothing, or any other purpose. Vegans endeavor not to use or consume animal products of any kind. In their opinion, it is morally wrong. If for some instance however they chose to be hiking in the woods during winter, driving along snow covered roads and were stranded and had to make "life decisions", some may exclude their moral obligation to their lifestyle and kill for food or clothing to stay warm. If the parents had children, would they sacrifice their child to live up to their animal protection value.

I think about a judge as well. I am sure there are many judges that have moral obligations to not kill. Society tells us not to kill. The law says to do so is murder. Why then does the judge sentence someone to death? Are they saying the action is right when morally they think it is wrong? The person who killed is being punished for killing by being killed.  Does the law give the judge permission to exclude their moral obligation?

 

Response 3

The text points out how some believe moral dilemmas can be viewed as one's feelings or opinions, and therefore have no right or wrong answer to the question of morality. In a business environment there can be no lapse of moral obligation. When there is that lapse or complete absence of morality then consumers get hurt in many possible ways.

Even if we do not limit the argument to business moral codes, the absence of moral obligations in the general public have led to such atrocities as the well documented World War II and Abu Ghraib war crimes as well as others. Of course, these are extreme instances of moral deficiencies but these events clearly illustrate why there can be no excuse for not maintaining one's moral compass.

Actually, I think if someone had a severe mental break to where he or she was admitted into a mental institution for an extended period, or if someone suffered permanent life-altering amnesia then he or she would be excused for the immoral act they committed. The law states if one is not in his or her right mind then he or she really cannot be held accountable. 

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Based on the assigned readings for Week Two, answer the following questions:   Some people believe that there can be conditions that would exclude one’s moral obligation(s).  A) Do you agree or disagree with this?  B) Why?  C) If you agree, please provide an example of such a condition.