Achieving Ethical Excellence by Michael Schwartz, Howard Harris, Alan Tapper

By Michael Schwartz, Howard Harris, Alan Tapper

This quantity is a range of papers from the 20 th annual 'Australian organization for pro and utilized Ethics' convention. subject matters coated contain athletes as function versions, activities ethics and activities governance, the separation of powers as an integrity mechanism, and virtues in exactly conflict concept.

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However, at this juncture, as with a correct answer on a multiple-choice test, it wouldn’t be prudent to bet the farm that if you were to ask the student why it is wrong, the answer you’d get would be satisfactory. Trouble is, what’s missing here – knowledge of why the action is wrong – is precisely what students need if they are going to be in a position to make ethical judgments in a systematic, reflective, and responsible way and live their lives with integrity. So, what explains the widespread appeal of such an approach in ethics?

Matthew Beard’s chapter (‘Enriching Rights: Virtue and Sacrifice in Just War Theory’) seeks to take a virtues ethics approach to our understanding of the idea of sacrifice in the military. He deals with three themes: the degree of sacrifice that is morally expected in war; education that prepares soldiers for sacrifice; and the place of forgiveness in considering the sacrifices of enemy soldiers. One sub-theme of the AAPAE conference was ethics in sport. Two chapters on that topic are presented here.

Willfully not including them – so, too, willfully including them – among the things I (will) do would not be wrong. And that, one might suggest, is the key point: these things, and in particular, not saying something about wrongdoing I have witnessed, fall outside the categories of wrong action. So, again, it appears that I would be in the clear; the code would not be violated. An honor code might address this by including the matter among the things one ought not do. ’ According to this code, tolerating acts that fall into one (or more) of the three categories we have been discussing is not an option.

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