Presentation on theme: "Ethics. “A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.” A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.A man without ethics."— Presentation transcript:
“A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.” A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.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