As the case stated, Bob which is the senior executive has facing a ethics dilemma circumstance that whether report to the cultural bureau or not, that means whether he would stop the excavation process or not. This essay will apply the normative ethics theories of Egoism, Utilitarianism and Kantian ethics, and what he will do under each theory.
Under the viewpoint of egoism, Bob’s action should motivate his self-interest, especially the large amount mortgage about his living house. In this case, the requirements of BCC limited that BT Pty Ltd need to be completed on time; otherwise it will incur a finance penalty. However, the poor financial statement around BT Pty Ltd restricts that this construction will be only completed on time approximately. Both situations will cause a ...view middle of the document...
If stop the excavation process, dig out the structure with proper care, and investigate and research these kinds of significance structure, it will not only benefit to the small group of community, to complement the lost of their family history and satisfy their sense of belonging, also it will benefit the next generation. To create a utilitarian decision, Bob should stop the excavation process.
Kantian ethics theory indicates that the process of making the decision comply the important factor, not the outcome of the decision. Kantian ethics including three aspects of important factors, universal acceptability, respect for persons and reversibility. For this instance, if the program has been established, it would help amount of people to save their trip time, if Bob continue the process, he would follow the universal acceptability, and it would not contradict the purpose of promise. The second factor that respects for persons, not only small group of community need to be consider, others beneficiaries should have rights to determine to stop the process or not. In addition, by the reversibility, if Bob was beneficiary by the construction, he would want to save the time and support not to stop the process. Under the theory, Bob should get through of it without report.
To combine the ethical theories of Egoism, Utilitarianism, and Kantian Ethics to Bob’s ethical dilemma, I think Bob should not stop the excavation. The reason support that this decision will not really hurt the small group people, even Bob will not stop the process. There is an best-of-both method, such as Bob can manage his process beginning from the other part, remain the time and let them investigate it. Or claim for small group instead that company do not pay for the penalty by the extension.