Theory

Practice

This page makes it easy to connect overviews of key ethical theories from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics with EthicsOps tools for boots on the ground decision making.

Connecting theory and practice

This page can be used to move quickly between the theory discussions on the website of

the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and the operational processes for seven ethics tests at EthicsOps and two case studies illustrating how the tests are applied.  

The Markkula Ethics Center pages pertinent to the EthicsOps pages are provided via indented links below.

 

 

Using Ethics Tests--Introduction

Markkula Ethics Center Link: A Framework for Thinking Ethically

 

 

Identify Ethical Issues 

Markkula Ethics Center Link: What is Ethics

 

             

Best Outcomes or Utility Test 

Markkula Ethics Center Link: Calculating Consequences

 

                 

Three Rights Tests   
 

Rights Test 

 

Everybody Test 

 

Choices Test  

Markkula Ethics Center Link: Rights

              

 

Justice Test 

Markkula Ethics Center Link: Justice and Fairness

              

 

Common Good Test 

Markkula Ethics Center Link: Common Good

               

 

Character/Virtue Test 

Markkula Ethics Center Link: Ethics and Virtue

              

 

Compare Test Conclusions 

Markkula Ethics Center Link: Consistency and Ethics

Markkula Ethics Center Link: Ethical Relativism

              

 

Two cases showing how to apply the ethics tests:

  1. "Less Sugar" Marketing 

  2. Phantom Expenses