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Thinking and Doing Ethics PHI-210RS-OL08Discussion Module #6: Case 23, Page 121In this case, Claude finds out that his roommate is selling hard drugs at school.He doesn’t have a problem with drug pushing, or drug use, and he smokesmarijuana himself. He fears that if their room is searched, his marijuana couldbe found and he would be caught. Because of this, he removes only his ownmarijuana and anonymously reports his friend to the dean.While Claude was following the rules of the university by informing the dean ofhis roommate’s drug pushing, he only did so after he “covered his own behind”.The textbook speaks a lot about virtue and one of the main features of virtue ischaracter motivation. The book specifically states “Virtue theory attributes aperson’s motivation for acting morally directly to his character, not to any duty
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