PHI 445 Entire Course / Personal and Organizational Ethics

Week 2

Puffery and Deception

A critical point of distinction between deceptive advertising and mere puffery is whether a claim is a measurable statement of fact.

Think of some contemporary examples of each and explain why they are or are not measurable statements of fact.

When you notice deceptive advertising or puffery, how does your sense of personal ethical perspectives and values affect the way you make decisions about those advertised goods and services?

How does the ethical program of a particular group to which you currently belong, or previously belonged, treat the topic of misrepresentation or exaggeration of company goods and service?

Unintentional Discrimination

Unintentional discrimination occurs when a company’s policies uncritically reflect prejudicial stereotypes yet do not involve overt racial prejudices of its managers or executives. Does legislation to verify voter identification fall under the domain of unintentional or intentional discrimination? Explain your views.

Also, how does your personal ethical perspective on discrimination- intentional or unintentional- compare to the culture of a particular group to which you currently belong, or previously belonged?

Week Two Journal

Objective: The learner will be able to recall, analyze, evaluate, and apply Week Two activities to a Week Two Journal in preparation for the Final Paper.

Instructions: In this assignment you will summarize the key points from this week’s activities so you may attribute them to the Week Five Case Study. The journal is the same for every week so you will be able to plan your journal responses as you are completing the readings and participating in the class. Please populate all fields in the table appearing under each section of the journal. Please post the completed table to the in-box designated for the journal activity in Week Two, Day 7.