Chapter 3 - AshleyHoffmann 14106647 Chapter3:SpeechEthics

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Ashley Hoffmann 14106647 Chapter 3: Speech Ethics What are the two major approaches to ethics? How can cultural issues impact our  approach to ethics? Two approaches to ethics are ethical absolutism and situational ethics. Some individuals  demonstrate ethical absolutism, which is the belief that people should exhibit the same  behavior in all situations. Others use situational ethics, which hold that correct behavior can  vary depending on the situation at hand. Ethics can vary across societies, which makes them  culturally relative. Different cultures consider knowledge differently and therefore go about  different guidelines than other cultures have for their speeches. We reflect a Western cultural  perspective, which holds that individuals do own the knowledge they create and we require  proper citation and attribution of sources for all speeches. What is the difference between ethical and legal speech? Ethical speech refers to incorporating ethical decision making into how you engage the public  speaking process and ultimately what you say; you follow guidelines for telling the truth and 
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2011 for the course COMM 1200 taught by Professor Hockman during the Spring '07 term at Missouri (Mizzou).

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Chapter 3 - AshleyHoffmann 14106647 Chapter3:SpeechEthics

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