Attribution is giving credit where credit is due. Appropriation is the complex borrowing of ideas, images, symbols, sounds, and identity from others.
Ethics Unwrapped Blog
Media representations of individuals or groups can hurt by reflecting stereotypes and mistaken beliefs or can help by being truthful and inclusive.
The relationship between laws and ethics is not always clear. Although we may have a legal right to do something, this does not necessarily mean it is ethically justified.
Relativism is the belief that a harmful act is ‘right’ if the perpetrator claims it is ‘right,’ but what is right and what is wrong is not always relative.
Moral action involves taking the necessary steps to transform the intent to do the right thing into reality. This includes moral ownership, moral efficacy, and moral courage.
Moral intent is the desire to act ethically when facing a decision and overcome the rationalization to not be ethical “this time.”
Moral awareness is the ability to detect and appreciate the ethical aspects of a decision that one must make.
By anticipating the typical reasons & rationalizations given for ethically questionable behavior, you are able to identify and prepare well-reasoned responses.
You are more likely to say words that you’ve pre-scripted for yourself, and more likely to “voice” your values, with scripting and practice.
Self-knowledge and alignment means to voice and act on your values in a way that is consistent with who you are and builds on your strengths.
Define your personal and professional purpose explicitly and broadly before conflicts arise, and appeal to this sense of purpose in others.
Know and appeal to a short list of widely shared values. Dont assume too little or too much commonality with the viewpoints of others.
Giving Voice to Values is learning about how to act on your values effectively – not about wondering whether you could.
Abramoff’s version of role morality, which is our tendency to use different moral standards as we play different “roles” in society.
Role morality is the tendency we have to use different moral standards for the different roles we play in society.
When making ethical decisions, the one consideration that a theory favors over all other considerations is called the Fundamental Moral Unit.