11.10.06 - criteria the first being a degree of moral...

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Amy Callaway 11/7/06 Barbara Haas Summary of the Insufficiency of Honesty Stephen L. Carter the author of “The Insufficiency of Honesty” begins by telling the  reader about a speech that he gave which the crowded applauded solely because he used  the word honesty in the beginning of the address. Carter goes on by defining integrity and  honesty as being two completely opposite ideas.  Integrity Carter explains is using honesty wisely by not hurting others. Carter says  honesty is used for personal gain. Carter defines honesty as the opposite of a lie. She uses  Sissela Bok’s definition of a lie which is “any intentionally deceptive message which is  stated”. Carter believes integrity is putting others needs before your own and maybe even  holding back harmful information. A person with integrity is required to have three 
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Unformatted text preview: criteria the first being a degree of moral reflectiveness. Carters then says a person with integrity is steadfast, a quality that includes keeping to ones commitments. Thirdly Carter points out that person with integrity can be trusted. Carter also explains that ones thoughts and ideas may be wrong and even though one may think they are acting justly they are not, they try to do the right thing but their beliefs hold them back . Carter explains how integrity is not telling everything you know or avoiding responsibility. It is important to show integrity and barely succeed the minimum which is expected of you. Honesty is insufficient due to its use for personal gain....
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2010 for the course GENERAL 3000 taught by Professor All during the Spring '10 term at Armstrong State University.

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