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Everett Lepp EE 394 Ethics Paper 1) The purpose of having a code of ethic is to set forth a standard of rules and practices that everyone can follow to emphasize growth and change amongst people and organizations. When everyone correctly follows the most righteous and influential path, there will be very few discrepancies, or very few misuses of power. 2) When I make an ethical decision, I first think about how this act will negativel
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  Everett LeppEE 394 Ethics Paper 1)The purpose of having a code of ethic is to set forth a standard of rules and practices that everyone can follow to emphasize growth and change amongst people and organizations !hen everyone correctly follows the most righteous and influential path there will #e very few discrepancies or very few misuses of power$)!hen % ma&e an ethical decision % first thin& a#out how this act will negatively affect thefewest people possi#le This may sound terri#le #ut % find it important that a select few  people must suffer on Earth so that a larger ma'ority of people cannot face such  punishment This idea is also shared #y most of corporate (merica and although it is rather sad its a good driving force #ehind that *i'i water #ottle youre drin&ing out of +owever this can #e negated #y how severe something is #ut this is all relative to the situation % am in 3)The case study that we discussed was the ,ol&swagen emissions test cheating Everyone in my group including myself agreed that this was a very disdainful and non-ethical seriesof events *or e.ample creating a piece of technology whose entire purpose is to cheat a test designed to maintain the safety of air in the /0 is e.tremely non-ethical The most ethical decision to punish ,ol&swagen we agreed would pro#a#ly to have severe sanctions amongst ,ol&swagen %f possi#le in order to affect the fewest people possi#le we would ta&e the ma'ority of wor&ers who had no idea that this was even a dilemma andtransfer them to other 'o#s at other companies This would economically cripple ,ol&swagen while &eeping those who used to wor& for it intact 4)ut of the 2 possi#le virtues % will choose integrity honesty and responsi#ility %ntegrity means the capa#ility to follow a set of positive and influential morals as well as using thiscapa#ility to enhance ones a#ility to 'udge and comprehend issues +onesty means to always #e truthful and open to yourself and those around you esponsi#ility means the a#ility to #e depended on and the self-awareness to address and tac&le issues laid upon oneself and others % #elieve that these three virtues are the most pinnacle of the 2  #ecause all other 3 can #e derived from these 3 %ts not to say that the other virtues are less relevant more so that these virtues can apply to more topics *ocusing on the case study its safe to say that ,ol&swagens honesty towards others their integrity and their responsi#ility for their actions are all laugha#ly unprofessional % #elieve that there are noother virtues that can #e included in this list of virtues
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