11-08-05 response to davis

11-08-05 response to davis - Avilla 1 Ross Avilla Dr. Chris...

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Avilla 1 Ross Avilla Dr. Chris Nagel Philosophy 4401 January 8, 2005 Response to Davis’ “Professional Responsibility As I was reading Davis’ “Professional Responsibility” I understood how he thought that those people on the virtue side of ethics underestimated the ethical power of properly following the rules, but, as I assume Sullivan would say, it seemed that Davis kind of missed how important a person’s character is in the process of following rules. I know he mentions toward the end very briefly that virtue may play a part in reducing negligent obedience and malicious obedience, but he also made sure to quickly mute the point, stating the fact that even the most virtuous of people can make these type of mistakes in trying to follow the rules. The fact is that virtue and character plays a substantial role in deciding what kind of obedience a person will display in how they take in, interpret and put into practice the rules set before them. Blind obedience occurs when someone follows the rules blindly, without giving
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PHIL 4401 taught by Professor Nagel during the Winter '05 term at CSU Stanislaus.

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