Describe your ethical perspective as identified by the Ethical Lens Inventory, including your blind spot, strengths, weaknesses, and values.
The Ethical Lens Inventory™ is designed to help you determine which of four ethical lenses – four primary ethical perspectives – helps you determine how you will act in a grey situation where no "rule" can tell you what to do. [ Your preferred ethical lens depends on your core values – the ideals that propel you to action. Each ethical lens emphasizes underlying core values in a slightly
· Rights/Responsibilities Lens: emphasizes autonomy and rationality (head);
· Results Lens: emphasizes autonomy and sensibility (heart/intuition);
· Reputation Lens: emphasizes equality and sensibility; and
· Relationship Lens: emphasizes equality and rationality.
· Ethical Lens Inventory Results You balance your reasoning skills (rationality) and your intuition (sensibility) to determine what processes, systems, character traits and virtues will best serve the community by assuring fairness and justice for all (equality).
Core Values: Equality and Rationality/Sensibility
You prioritize the value of equality over autonomy. Your primary concern is the well-being of the whole community and you believe that assuring the community’s well-being is the best way to assure that individuals are treated fairly.
You value rationality and sensibility equally. You believe that while there are universal principles, each situation is unique and not all exceptions can be categorized. For you the best solution is both consistent and flexible.
Classical Values: Justice and Fortitude
You value the social that is achieved through loyalty and consistency in dealings among members of the community. In your mind, a predictable system that assures the well-being of all, especially those without power, is a just system.
You also demonstrate courage and steadiness in the face of obstacles. You tend to avoid rash actions while at the same time charting an untested course.
Key Phrase: “I make fair and virtuous choices.”
Because you equally value rationality and sensibility, along with equality, you tend to assume that the best ethical result is achieved when everyone lives out the positive character traits required by their role within a just system. ]
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