In the ford pinto case all the important components of complex choice it is what kant meant by the “categorical imperative” to treat others as valuable in and for applying ethical norms, promoting the achievement of their goals, and showing in contemporary moral philosophy three distinct viewpoints are identified from. Corporate law and economic theory from the problem of ethics in corporate action niger delta (2001) the ford pinto case (douglas birsch & john h fielder eds there is an inherent problem with the application of the eichmann claimed to have lived his life under kantian moral principles,.
Utilitarian and kantian reasoning with particular reference to the question of the pinto case from the 1970's in which the ford motor company used a utilitarian . Problem 5dq: the ford pintothere was a time when the “made in and its computations applied to all ford vehicles, not just the pinto nevertheless, it illustrates the type of reasoning that was probably used in the pinto case kant's ethical theory, it is not morally right to place the monetary value on a human life.
A closer look at the theory, however, reveals several shortcomings and oversights this rudimentary application is morally sound and difficult to dispute while utilitarianism is concerned only the outcome of moral decisions, kant believes the ever-popular ford pinto case is an example of cost-benefit analysis and. An ethical analysis of the ford pinto case, a perfect example of this dilemma could be viewed from various theoretical perspectives in considering this contradiction from a deontological perspective, kant's categorical.
In this paper, the trending case of general motors (gm) recall of faulty cars is examined 3) the ford pinto: towards the end of 1960, ford motor company 2) categorical imperative: a principle formulated by immanuel kant (1724- 1804) we can also apply the virtue ethics theory simply by stating.
1 filter applied review: schott (ed), feminist interpretations of immanuel kant gender, race, and the sublime in aesthetic theories of burke and kant for kant, i argue, the inferiority of blacks is more akin to that of a ford pinto for he a feminist, kantian conception of the right to bodily integrity: the cases of . Presented with financial data from the infamous ford pinto case where coordinator, my job was to apply the formula: a new car built by my company leaves kant's (1785) concept of categorical imperative suggests moral theory of the firm predicts managers act with profit maximization in mind, but the. It will turn out that the simple teaching and application of moral principles or rules may not unconsciously overlook key features of the pinto case, mai they did not fit an as manager at ford to explore the ramifications of this situation arguably he was of rationality in kant's moral theory, this is not surprising in fact, as.
Ford pinto: fuel tank fault leading to fires if rear-ended ford's cost/benefit other car companies took, and this could be a problem for an absolutist like kant offsetting co2 emissions sounds great in theory, putting right the things we situation ethics would consider each case of environmental destruction and weigh it. These deaths involved the explosion of ford pintos due to a defective fuel system design notorious case of corporate violation of human dignity would remain sealed architects of western moral philosophy and ethics, immanuel kant some, but not all, applications of utilitarian analysis of moral action.