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1 Ethics

2  “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

3 What are Ethics?  A system of principles of right and wrong that govern human conduct.

4 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

5 Different Approaches  Ethical relativism  Cultural relativism  Universalism  Categorical imperative  Utilitarianism  Situational Ethics

6 Ethical Dilemmas  Small Group Work

7  How do ethics apply to public speaking?

8 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

9 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

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

11 Types of Plagiarism  Total rip-off  Partial rip-off  Accidental rip-off

12 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

13 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?

14 Small Group Work  Complete Exercise 2 on page 110  Cases A, B, and C


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