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A framework for ethical decision-making

Decision-making requires us to employ practical wisdom that draws across a broad range of character assets. Character assets such as fairness, empathy, and critical thinking draw our attention to complementary theories of ethical decision-making. In this article, by Santa Clara University’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, overviews the major theories of ethical decision-making and argues for the need to integrate these in our choices. Available as a PDF or video for use in class.


   15 minutes

   By: Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University

   Leader-prep | Lifelong learners

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