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TOK Presentation - Ethics

Brad Schiebel Harriet Haisty Jennifer Garcia Michelle Ijeoma

Michelle Ijeoma

on 7 September 2012

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By: Brad Schiebel, Harriet Haisty,
Jennifer Garcia & Michelle Ijeoma TOK Presentation - Ethics 8 female badminton players disqualified for intentionally trying to lose
4 women teams involved: Chinese v. Korean, another Korean v. Indonesian

Video - http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/london/story/2012-07-31/Badminton-players-charged-with-throwing-matches/56630488/1 Our Inspiration: Cheating in the Olympics Where do we draw the line between a cheating and an acceptable action? What does ethics study? Difference between right and wrong
What is morally correct
Utilitarianism Personal beliefs
How one is raised
Learning from mistakes/history What methods are usually used to gain knowledge in ethics? (What are the different sources of our morality? History - why does it keep repeating itself? How does ethics intersect with other Areas of Knowledge like history, art, etc.? Language - serve as barriers
Emotion - guilt or shameless
Reason - is it right/wrong?
Perception - what is the purpose behind the action? WOK in Ethics: How does it play a role? 1. How can reason influence our concept of ethical values?
2. To what extent does perception of a situation influence the execution of the repercussions?
3. How does language play a role in making ethical decisions (how does language barriers affect it)? 3 Knowledge Issues Actions: speak louder than words (what you do is who you are)
Intentions: purpose vs. accidental
Most people tend to look at one's actions without giving thought as to why said action happened (exs) So what matters most? One's intentions vs. actions? Where do YOU stand? depends on scenario (exs)
it is possible for both to play important roles in decision-making What matters most - the outcome or the method used to reach the outcome? The ends justify the means. Are our moral choices ever biased? THE END!
THANK YOU (: Sciences - are studies ethical and do they consider test subjects?
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