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Ethical decision making is a cognitive process that considers various ethical principles, rules, and virtues or the maintenance of relationships to guide or judge individual or group decisions or intended actions. 

– Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society.

Domus (House of Mankind), by Arata Isozaki. La Coru¤a. Galicia. Spain. [Photo]. Britannica ImageQuest.


Ethical dilemma. [Photography]. Britannica ImageQuest.

Resources Suggestions

「己所不欲,勿施於人。在邦無怨,在家無怨。」-- 孔子
“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” ― Aristotle
     "The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance and even our very existence depend on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life." - Albert Einstein 
“Without man and his potential for moral progress, the whole of reality would be a mere wilderness, a thing in vain, and have no final purpose.” ― Immanuel Kant

James Rest's Four-Component Model of Ethical Action

(1) Moral sensitivity (recognition)
(2) Moral judgment (reasoning)
(3) Moral focus (motivation)
(4) Moral character (action)

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