Department/School

Communication and Journalism

Date of this version

2008

Document Type

Article

Keywords

media ethics, virtue ethics, Aristotle, pedagogy

Abstract

This essay explores the tendency of undergraduate media ethics students to do what Bernard Gert calls “morality by slogans” and their tendency to misuse Aristotle’s golden mean slogan. While not solving the dilemma of morality by slogans, the essay suggests some ways of rectifying the misuse of the golden mean and encouraging its more authentic application.

Published in

Journal of Mass Media Ethics

Citation/Other Information

Wyatt, W. (2008). Being Aristotelian: Using virtue ethics in an applied media ethics course. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 23.4. 296-307.

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