Applied Sciences homework task on Bribery, Laws, and Morality

Applied Sciences homework task on Bribery, Laws, and Morality

After reading the article “U.S. firms say foreign-bribe law lacks clarity” (https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/us-firms-say-costly-foreign-bribe-law-lacks-clarity/2011/07/05/gIQAB50jTI_story.html ) think about the ethical issue involved in practices of global bribery.

(1) Assess this issue from the point of views of respectively act-utilitarianism, rule-utilitarianism, and deontology.

(2) Do you think that there’s a way in which a deontologist could justify this type of “bribery”? In other words, can you imagine a maxim that allows you to justify bribery in these cases? If you cannot, provide at least two examples of maxims that do not work, and explain why.

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