The Ethics of Performance
- One last role in media
- That of acting a role within a medium
- actors and actresses
- broadcast talent
- translating another persons words or direction into an appearance of spontaneous reality
- contexts of performance
- instrumental and vocal performance
- board and card games
- Performance always entails telling, and somehow overcoming the appearance of telling, a lie.
- consider sports
- the coach sends in a play
- we've rehearsed it for weeks
- we set up in a way that masks our intent
- and perhaps even sets up the expectation of something else
- We are all performers
- Managing our face to manipulate the perceptions of others
- Acting not as we feel, but as we want others to see us
- What does it mean to be a moral and ethical person when "all the worlds a stage".
Voltaire and the good of the greatest number
Leslie, p. 56-59
- A brilliant writer in many media, including the stage
- A critic, and a brilliant one
- Remember, however, that criticism is easy
- And that it makes easy enemies
- It did for Voltaire
- A scientist and a product of an emerging scientific age
- An enemy not of religion or government, but of superstition and fanaticism.
- Advocated the sensible man.
- who uses reason to balance passions
- and to serve the greater good
- ''Virtue and vice, moral good and evil are, ... whatever is useful or harmful to society. Good actions are nothing other than actions from which we all benefit."
- Ethical Decision Tool: Use reason to balance the passions; act for the greater good of society.
Sartre and the tyrrany of choice
- Advocate of Existentialism
- Advocated individual responsibility and freedom
- No person has a predetermined place or function
- In order for an action to have moral relevance, there must be choice.
- What a person is ... is a function of choices
- Man is condemned to freedom.
- We are responsible for our choices.
- "Everything is permitted", but we are responsible
- Radical individualism/radical subjectivism
- Truly moral people are true to their moral codes, codes developed according to their nature.
- It is wrong to play with the lives of others without their consent
- to make another a slave
- to waste wealth when others are in need
- Man is comdemned to freedom.
- Ethical Decision Tooil: Based on a careful examination of the choices you have available, select that option which you can best justify and for which you are willing to accept total responsibility.
- This is probably as good an ethical decision tool as any I can imagine.
- We have rights.
- We have choices.
- We have conflicting values to negotiate.
- Both within ourselves
- And with those around us
- our relational partners
- and our alternative stakeholders
- our organizations
- our community
- our society
- And we are responsible for our decisions
- There is no relativism in this responsibility
- We are obligated to make the best choices for both
- and those around us.
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