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COMP 4900CComputing, Society and EthicsLecture 3: Virtue EthicsReflection 1 is due right now.You might still have time to sneak it in.
COMP 4900CComputing, Society and EthicsLecture 3: Virtue EthicsLecture will begin shortly.Pleasemuteyour mics when not speaking.If you have questions or comments, usetheraise handfeature ortype into chat.
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RecallWhat is Ethics?What does it mean to be agood person?4
RecallWhat is Ethics?What does it mean to be agood person?What does it mean to live agood life?5
A FirefighterAfirefightersees a child trapped in a burningbuildingDecides to run in to try to save the childNot successfulSeriously hurtin the processDid the firefighter act ethically?
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A Grad StudentA talentedgrad student(no relation) interviews for ateaching positionLoved by interviewersThinks they can do great work hereRealizes institute requiresreligious affiliation(whichthey do not have)Declines => No one is happierDid the grad student act ethically?
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Virtue EthicsWhat matters is not what you do in a particulartime (we all make mistakes)What matters iswho you become over timeMoral aim: acquiring agood characterA good character => will always make the rightdecisions8
Virtue EthicsTheright actionis that which would bechosen by thevirtuous person.9
AristotleNicomachean Ethics(350 BCE)What is ourpurpose in life?Teleologicalview of nature:Everything has anend-goal.What is something’s purpose / goal?10
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