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ttf_jalapeno
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Post by ttf_jalapeno » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:45 pm

Hello trombone enthusiasts !

I'm going to write a 1,000 word essay in the hopes of winning scholarship money. The topic is Ethics. It's a good opportunity for not too many words !
It's due January 20th

I'm looking for some hot topic recommendations !

here are some instructions:
"Submit a 1,000-word maximum essay, double-spaced excluding bibliography.
The essay will highlight what the applicant believes to be the epitome of ethical behavior in his or her focus of study or field of business.

Evaluation will be based on the following criteria:
              1. Connection to Applicant’s Field of Study
              2. Discussion of an Ethical Behavior Standard
              3. Intellectual Debate or Discussion
              4. Mechanics
              5. Thesis or position
The ethics competition was created to promote intellectual debate and discussion on ethics as related to students’ areas of study at UNT, their field of vocation or their avocation. The goal is to stimulate the applicants to new heights of reasoning and self-discipline. The ultimate result will be a higher level of ethical understanding in one’s area of study and daily life. It is the hope of the donors that students will recognize and better comprehend the need for a higher understanding of ethics in their personal and professional lives."

thank you for your assistance !


ttf_Doug Elliott
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Post by ttf_Doug Elliott » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:44 pm

It seem to me that asking for help with this kind of defeats the purpose.
ttf_MrPillow
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Post by ttf_MrPillow » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:47 pm

If I give you the topic do I get the money?
ttf_Bimmerman
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Post by ttf_Bimmerman » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:16 pm

How about, the Ethics of crowd sourcing one's essay on Ethics?
ttf_jalapeno
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Post by ttf_jalapeno » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:21 pm

Quote from: MrPillow on Dec 07, 2017, 03:47PMIf I give you the topic do I get the money?

yep

I'll wire it into your account, as usual
ttf_jalapeno
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Post by ttf_jalapeno » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:21 pm

Quote from: Bimmerman on Dec 07, 2017, 04:16PMHow about, the Ethics of crowd sourcing one's essay on Ethics?

crowd sourcing?

I was actually just hoping for a topic idea  Image
ttf_MrPillow
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Post by ttf_MrPillow » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:25 pm

A topic topic? Sourced from the crowd on the ethics of sourcing topics about topics from the crowd ethically? This is going to get existentially existential pretty quick.
ttf_JohnL
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Post by ttf_JohnL » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:44 pm

There are some discussions of musician ethics right here on this forum...
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Post by ttf_robcat2075 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:46 pm

I think it fair to sound out ideas or how they might be pursued.

But an essay on ethics... I'm basically unethical so I'm not sure what one would look like.


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Post by ttf_Matt K » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:50 pm

Here is some food for thought without giving you a topic: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethics#Business_ethics

In particular, you might want to focus on the difference between Deontology and Utilitarianism. I took a debate class that most of the groups chose to argue from one of those perspectives, and consequently against the other assuming that the opposition took the other view. You may also wish to do some research on egoism as that is another popular ethical framework.  Basically, if you approach an essay from an actual established framework you'll do well. I bet a lot of people won't enter with this knowledge and attempt to build their own framework which probably won't go over too well.  Utilitarianism is probably the easiest to argue from (e.g. it is unethical to use engraving software because it puts people out of jobs, etc.) (I'd recommend not using that that one, btw!).
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Post by ttf_Le.Tromboniste » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:26 pm

Ethics at the Met........
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Post by ttf_BGuttman » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:19 pm

"It's not unethical until you get caught"  Image
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Post by ttf_BGuttman » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:19 pm

"It's not unethical until you get caught"  Image
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