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Unformatted text preview: Requires not only that the whistle-blower be justified in her beliefs about the organization, but that she be right. If she is wrong about either the wrongdoing or her complicity, her revelation will not be justified Three Paradoxes of Standard Theory: (inconsistencies between theory of whistleblowing and the facts of whistleblowing) 1. Paradox of Burden: Whistleblowers are not minimally decent Samaritans. They act at considerable risk to their career, etc. 2. Paradox of Missing Harm: Many cases of whistleblowing are not about preventing serious and considerable harm 3. Paradox of Failure: If whistleblowing must have as the standard theory says good reason to believe that revealing the threat will probably prevent the harm then the history of whistleblowing virtually rules out the moral justification of whistleblowing (S5 rarely met) Davis argues for the Complicity theory...
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course PHI 3360 taught by Professor Quinn during the Spring '08 term at Metropolitan State College of Denver.
- Spring '08