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					Ethics
 “A man without ethics is a wild
  beast loosed upon this world.”

         Albert Camus, French Novelist, Essayist, and
          Playwright
What are Ethics?

  A system of principles of right and wrong
   that govern human conduct.
Why Should We Care
About Ethics?
  For our own benefit
  We owe it to others who behave ethically
   toward us
  Social glue that keeps society together
  Payoff—more cohesive, caring society
Different Approaches
  Ethical relativism
     Cultural relativism

  Universalism
     Categorical imperative


  Utilitarianism

  Situational Ethics
Ethical Dilemmas

  Small Group Work
How do ethics apply to
 public speaking?
    Guidelines for Public
         Speakers
 Be truthful
 Show respect for the power of words
 Invoke participatory democracy
 Demonstrate tolerance for cultural
  diversity
 Treat people as ends, not means
 Provide good reasons
Ethical norms for listeners

  Be civil
  Take responsibility for choices
  Stay informed
  Speak out when being misinformed or
   mislead
  Be aware of your own biases
Plagiarism

  Stealing the ideas of others and
   presenting them as your own
Types of Plagiarism

  Total rip-off
  Partial rip-off
  Accidental rip-off
How to Avoid Plagiarism

  Do your own work!
  Don’t put off writing your speech to the
   last minute
  Give credit to sources orally
  Don’t let ideas become disassociated
   from their source
Ethical Scenarios

  Case 1: You are assigned by your
   teacher to speak for a position you
   fundamentally oppose on a question
   about which you hold strong moral
   beliefs, such as abortion or gay rights.
   What should you do?
Small Group Work

  Complete Exercise 2 on page 110
    Cases A, B, and C

				
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