Ethics in real life: Track 1

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Ethical standards play a key role in the conduct of individuals and societies. This audio album contains three tracks that examine the basics of ethical theory and practice. It features interviews with leading figures in the field of ethics and examines codes of ethics, corporate businesses and copyright infringement. This material is taken from The Open University course A181 Ethics in real life.

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Track 1: Ethics in real life

An introduction to the album.


© The Open University 2009


Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Ethics in real life    An introduction to the album. Play now Ethics in real life
2 Codes of ethics    Professor Onora O’Neil is one of Britain’s most distinguished Philosophers. Here she discusses the pros and cons of codes of ethics with The Open University's Derek Matravers. Play now Codes of ethics
3 Plagiarism and copyright law    Nigel Warburton explores with the author, Maureen Duffy, the ethics of plagiarism and copyright law. Play now Plagiarism and copyright law
4 Business ethics    Derek Matravers talks to The Open University's Anya Shaefer about business ethics, comparing the profit maximisation view of business with the corporate social responsibility model. Play now Business ethics

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