Aristotle Paper

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Page 1 of 5 Phillip Epstein PHIL 1100 Professor Claudia Mills 5/11/2009 According to Aristotle one of the greatest virtues is that achieved through self sacrifice for another. But in life, and as a professional is it in one’s best interest to sacrifice one’s self for another?: Is it the best interest of a physician to help someone in need, even with the possibility of being sued for trying to save someone’s life? 42% of surveyed Pennsylvanian physicians reported that they had taken steps to avoid patients who had complex medical problems or were perceived as litigious (http://jama.ama- assn.org/cgi/content/short/293/21/2609). Is it the obligation of a Police officer to serve and protect others, risking their very lives? In 2006, 48 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed as a result of 47 separate incidents. 58,634 were assaulted while performing their duties. (http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/killed/2006/officersassaulted.html) Is it the responsibility of a Lawyer to defend the poor unable to pay? In this essay
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