Ch 2-4

Why do good people do bad things?

from Ethics in a Legalistic Society by Michael E. Josephson

Ethics in a Legalistic Society by Michael E. Josephson

Author that brings up point, Why do good people do bad things?

loyalty v. honesty

basketball in or out of bounds dilemma

people are bad because of cynicism

Why bother being good? No one else is.

people are bad because they can rationalize their behavior

when we want something badly enough we will justify our behavior

people are bad because winning becomes a moral imperative

if you believe you have a moral obligation (not just a desire) to win, it follows that you will do whatever it takes to win