Monthly Archives: August 2015

Ethical?

Ethical behavior is something we here at Urbanwood take quite seriously.  Ethics is the study of right conduct.  It’s not enough for us to keep our books clean and be truthful to our clients.  We must comport ourselves in an ethical manner.  Long ago, Susan and I decided to frame Urbanwood along the lines of a Kantian ethical system.  Emmanuel Kant’s maxim: “Act only according to that maxim whereby you can, at the same time, will that it should become a universal law.”  Astute readers will recognize this as a regenerated version of the Golden Rule.  “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you”.

Granted this is Old School and makes no mention of John Rawls nor Jeremy Benthem , both of whom have added significantly to the study of ethics.

Let’s not needlessly complicate matters.