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

By Michael Schwartz, Howard Harris, Alan Tapper

This quantity is a variety of papers from the 20 th annual 'Australian organization for pro and utilized Ethics' convention. issues lined contain athletes as position versions, activities ethics and activities governance, the separation of powers as an integrity mechanism, and virtues in exactly struggle thought.

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The theory tells us that a judge’s decision, for instance, that Erstwhile is guilty of fraud, is the conclusion of a syllogism. The major premise of the syllogism is an element of material law, for example, a statute or the ratio decidendi of a precedent case. The minor premise states the facts of the case. A judge’s ruling is legally valid because it is the conclusion logically entailed by these premises of law and fact. It is, then, the determination of the law (and logic); the judge is merely the mouthpiece.

What I have in mind are the values that the code was created to protect – here I should say that principles are normative devices for safeguarding values – such as honesty, trust, fairness, responsibility, and respect, that is, what the International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI) calls fundamental values (ICAI, 2014). In this regard an honor code is rather like a professional ethic. In both cases vitality depends on, so to say, the code’s not blocking one’s view of the values; put another way, commitment to the values the code is supposed to protect is the ‘power source’ of the code and keeping the battery fully charged can be a challenge.

She discusses the process of sustaining that ‘ecosystem’ amongst employees. PROMOTING INTEGRITY INTEGRITIVELY: AVOIDING THE SCYLLA AND CHARYBDIS OF ABDICATION AND ZEALOTRY Daniel E. Wueste ABSTRACT There is more than a bit of ‘ethical neediness’ in society. One good question is what can be done about it. The answer pursued here is that we should promote integrity aggressively and integritively. Directing attention to the arena of higher education and problems associated with academic or educational integrity, the chapter (a) discusses honor codes as a device for promoting academic integrity; (b) identifies and explains a key virtue and a vice of honor codes and, in relation to the values an honor code is meant to safeguard, a significant way in which honor codes are like a professional ethic; and (c) argues that success in this project requires abandonment of an attractive but misleading conception of ethics that suggests, wrongly, that acting rightly is simply a matter of rigid adherence to standards.

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