01.Military Ethics

01.Military Ethics - Week 1: Intro to Military Ethics...

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Unformatted text preview: Week 1: Intro to Military Ethics “The Ethical Dilemma” • What is the right thing to do? • Do we do the right thing? “These are my principles. If you These are my principles. If you don’t like them, I have others.” – Groucho Marx Welcome Aboard!! Ice Breaker • Name (what you want classmates and me to call you) • Hometown • ajor Major • Personal interests; interesting factoid to share; etc. Course Policy Review NE203 (Fall 2010) Section 2104 Plans & Policies Instructor: CDR Craig Doxey ([email protected]) Instructor Office Phone: 293-6591 (Luce 124A) Instructor Home Phone: (410) 757-8445 Section leader: MIDN _____________________ Asst section leader: MIDN _____________________ Encl: (1) What is NE203 About? (2) NE203 Weekly Briefings (3) Point-Counterpoint-Defense Argument Structure (4) Midshipman Information Sheet (5) Midshipman Ethics Survey I. Course grade components 25 % Weekly papers 15 % Mid-Term exam 5 % Weekly quizzes 25 % Final exam 10 % Term Paper #1 10 % Class participation 15 % Term Paper #2 II. General Course Format (Team taught) a. Schedule of Events 1. Lecture w/ Prof. Lengbeyer on Monday, 0850-0945, Luce Planetarium 2. Seminar meets Tuesday and Thursday, 0850-0945, Luce classroom (TBD) b. Weekly Readings 1. Hard….but there’s a point to this; stay with it 2. Get the ideas of each philosopher and moral theory, then reflect upon its integration into your personal and professional life. 3. Important : After reading, you must be able to state in your own words – a single declarative statement – the key points! c. Weekly Paper 1. Assignment is a written response (essay) to thematic question I will post to Blackboard 2. Turn hardcopy into Section Leader at Monday lecture. Not to me by 1200 with prior permission => grade goes to zero 3. Format: • 1 page in length – cover sheet is neither required nor desired • Name only at top – date; course title, section, etc. neither required nor desired • Margins: 0.5-inch top & bottom; 1-inch left & right • 1.5 lined spacing; use Times New Roman or Arial 12 point font 4. Spelling, grammar, cogent argument matter – impacts grade. 5. During course, I may assign PowerPoint briefings in lieu of papers (trying to improve your briefing and speaking skills) Æ Encl (2) provides guidance The Ethical Dilemma • Broader than self-interest • Balancing reason and logic vs. personal and situational pressure • Objective : identifying the right thing to do – then doing it! “Ethical OODA Loop” Moral Awareness bserve) (Apologies to Colonel Boyd) (Observe) Moral Analysis Moral Courage (Orient) oral (Act) hy do good people arrive at Moral Reasoning (Decide) Why do good people arrive at the right answer but do the wrong thing? Why an Ethics Education at USNA?...
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This note was uploaded on 10/28/2009 for the course ETHICS NL310 taught by Professor Ltdeppisch during the Spring '09 term at Naval Academy.

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01.Military Ethics - Week 1: Intro to Military Ethics...

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