By Ronald Duska, Brenda Shay Duska, Julie Anne Ragatz
This new version of Accounting Ethics has been comprehensively up to date to accommodate the numerous adjustments in the accounting career due to the fact that 2002; the authors systematically discover the hot variety of moral matters that experience arisen because of contemporary advancements, together with the monetary main issue of 2008.
- Highlights the debates over using fair-value accounting and rules- as opposed to rules-based standards
- Offers a finished evaluate of ethics in accounting, in addition to an exam of and proposals for fixing the present problem during this field
- Investigates the character and goal of accounting
- Uses concrete examples and case stories, together with present situations
- Examines the moral obligations of person accountants in addition to accounting firms
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The subject of an ethical belief is usually an action or practice, but sometimes is a system or institution. III Actions Human actions are the primary subject matter of our ethical judgments. By human action, we mean behavior or activity that is deliberate – that is, an action about which a person deliberates and freely chooses to perform. People deliberate about actions over which they have control and consequently are held responsible for those actions. We don’t hold animals responsible for their actions, because there is no evidence that they do things “deliberately” in the same way that humans can and do.
The beliefs can be justified if there are good reasons for accepting them. Good reasons justify moral beliefs in the way that observations justify factual beliefs. Furthermore, these good reasons form the basis of ethical principles and are at the core of ethical theory. What characterizes a good reason is based on precepts of common morality that we learned growing up: Do good. Don’t harm. Don’t lie. Don’t cheat. 42 What Is Ethics? Don’t steal. Be fair. Respect others. Treat others as you would be treated yourself.
Light rays bend when they travel around the sun” can verified through informed speculation using a hypothetical deductive method. But we cannot justify or verify moral beliefs that way. Moral beliefs involve values and values can’t be seen What Is Ethics? 41 or touched; they also involve emotions, desires, and subjective preferences. That’s why many people conclude that each individual’s belief is “true” for that individual. Everyone must judge, but sometimes those judgments are correct and sometimes incorrect.