We live in times of never-ending concious choice where our moral and ethical DNA re being frequently questioned. Against this background a person's work I really respect is Professor Roger Steare and the the ethicability Moral DNA Test which he has orchestrated is being featured in the Times Online and its's free.
To see the link in the Times,click here -As well as offering anyone, anywhere in the world the opportunity to understand how we prefer to make moral decisions, it will also provide us with valuable research data describing how "moral DNAvaries by age, gender, ethnicity, occupation, education, religion and politics!
As the Times writes " What would you do if, when you visit the ATM to withdraw £100, it dispenses £200 because it has been incorrectly stacked with £20 notes and not £10 notes. Would you keep the cash or return it to the bank? If you return the money would it be because: (a) It is wrong not to return someone else’s property; (b) It wouldn’t be fair to the bank’s shareholders; or (c) I might get found out and prosecuted for theft.
Each of the answers a, b or c is correct, with each representing one of the three main moral philosophies that guide our sense of what is right, according to Roger Steare, visiting professor of organisational ethics at Cass Business School in London and the author of ethicability.
Answer a represents our principled conscience - we do what’s right because it is the courageous, fair or kind thing to do. We often use this conscience in our close relationships. The problem is that principles often conflict and doing the right thing can be difficult, Professor Steare says."