Worksheet: Moral Agent

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copyright Thomas H. Bivins, 2000 with modifications by Coleen M. Cusack, 2003 STUDENT NAME:
1. What is the ethical issue / problem? Define in one or two sentences.

2. Most Important Facts (MIF). Which facts have the most bearing on the ethical decision presented? Include any potential economic, social or political pressures. The DDA already recivied a report from Officer Ross. The Officer Nixon drops off another report. The reports are different that di not say the same thing. The report Nixon droped off says that seen the man driving the car. The report from Ross states that they seen the man drop the keys to the car but did not see him driving.

3. Claimant, Obligations and Perspectives: Identify each claimant who has an interest in the outcome of this ethical issue. From the perspective of the moral agent (individual contemplating ethical course of action) what obligation is owed to the claimant? Identify the perspective of each of the claimants by indicating what outcome they would prefer to this issue. CLAIMANTOBLIGATIONPERSPECTIVE

officer Nixonnon injuryprefer the moral agent to ingore the situation

officer rossnon injurypefer the moral agent to ignore the situation

husbandbeneficenceprefer the moral agent to throw the case out because there a changes made to the police report

society justiceto do the right thing by the laws


FIDELITY: Did the moral agent enter into a contract (express or implied), make a promise to or an agreement with the claimant? REPARATION: Did the moral agent previously commit a wrong against this claimant that can now be repaid? GRATITUDE: Is the moral agent grateful to the claimant? Does the moral agent owe the claimant a return favor?...
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