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Ethics Tests

By Bill Frey and Chuck Huff

Many of the decision-making exercises presented in this website require employing different tests to generate and evaluate alternatives of action. This section is devoted to explaining these tests.

Why the tests?

What are these tests?

Harm/Beneficence Test

Publicity Test

Reversibility Test

Code of Ethics Test

Feasibility Test

Some general practical problems with the tests

How can these ethics tests be used?

Some final comments