Skip to main content
Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

Ethical Decision Making

Ethical Decision Making resources provide an introduction to basic ideas in applied ethics, such as utilitarianism, rights, justice, virtue, and the common good.

We also look at foundational questions, such as What is Ethics? and Can Ethics Be Taught?  Our Framework for Ethical Decision Making has been reprinted in hundreds of articles, books, and course materials.  It is now available as an app for both iOS and Android systems. 

For permission to reprint or repost these materials, please email

A Framework for Ethical Decision Making

A Framework for Ethical Decision Making provides valuable information on: Recognizing and Ethical Issue; Getting the Facts; Evaluating Alternative Actions; and Making and Testing a Decision.

All Articles on General Ethics and Ethical Decision Making

    Ethics App

    Try our Ethical Decision-Making App