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  1. Introduction
  2. Establishing if Harry is making this decisions voluntarily or not
  3. The conflicts of virtues that arise from the choice with which Harry must deal
  4. Conclusion

In an attempt to test the Aristotelian method discussed in Nicomachean Ethics, I have chosen to discuss the dilemma of cheating. I have chosen this topic in an attempt to be as impartial as possible while discussing at and I have a thorough knowledge of the subject taking part in and witnessing it. Throughout the paper, I will not attempt to force my own views of the subject into this paper, but rather analyze the idea using Aristotle's method. Aristotle did not guarantee that his method is fool proof and it might be discovered that he in fact leads people to the wrong conclusions about certain dilemmas.

[...] The Ethics of Cheating: A Look into the Decision of Harry Potter In an attempt to test the Aristotelian method discussed in Nicomachean Ethics, I have chosen to discuss the dilemma of cheating. I have chosen this topic in an attempt to be as impartial as possible while discussing at and I have a thorough knowledge of the subject taking part in and witnessing it. Throughout the paper, I will not attempt to force my own views of the subject into this paper, but rather analyze the idea using Aristotle's method. [...]


[...] However, if Harry decided to tell the information to Cedric he would feel more confident that he was worthy of the victory if he won because he created an even playing field for the competitors. Adding to the discussion is Aristotle's idea about the Doctrine of Mean. In this, he describes that everything action must be taken as a mean between to ideas of a virtue. For example, the virtuous mean between cowardice and rashness is courage. This does not only need to apply to virtues but to decisions as well. [...]

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