The incorporation of the virtue ethics of Aristotle and Alasdair MacIntyre into the current ethics training guidelines of the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps
Craft, Randal B.
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Humanity's quest for the answers to moral dilemmas deepens as the speed of advances in technology increases day by day. Individuals, groups, communities, organizations, societies, corporations, and countries continue to face new situations, which challenge standards of ethics and decision-making processes. What about contexts in which there do not seem to be any apparent standards of ethics? How then can decisions be made? Such a context within American society today would be the world of the Internet in which challenges dealing with ethics beg the answers to these questions. Ultimately, the above question about how to make appropriate decisions regarding ethics leads to two other important questions: "Sit realistic to try and do ethics training?" arid 'How does the moral formation of individuals genuinely take place'? A context within American Society in which there are answers to these last two questions is the world of the U.S. Military. The focus of this paper will be the United States Navy (USN) and the United States Marine Corps (USMC). Both these organizations would strongly concur that it is not only realistic but vital to the success of their missions to do ethics training and so consequently each service has an ongoing ethics training program. One of the objectives of this training is the moral formation of Sailors and Marines.
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