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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. 

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Approaches to Ethical Decision Making

The Utilitarian Approach

 The Rights Approach

 The Fairness Approach

The Common Good Approach

The Virtue Approach

How to Compare Conclusions From the Different Approaches

All Articles on General Ethics and Ethical Decision Making

    Ethics App

    Ethics in the News