03.07.2011 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainieren Sie Ihr Hörverstehen mit authentischen Materialien. Nutzen Sie die Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Sonntag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei.Bei der Parlamentswahl in Thailand zeichnet sich ein klarer Sieg der Oppositionspartei Pheu Thai des 2006 gestürzten Ministerpräsidenten Thaksin Shinawatra ab. Jüngste Resultate der Wahlkommission sehen sie stabil bei rund 50 Prozent der Stimmen und geben ihr etwa die Hälfte der 500 Sitze. Den regierenden Demokra
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Current Research III
Three “young Turks” of computation science, in the words of moderator John Guttag, discuss recent, and quite varied, research.

The traditional approach to characterizing neurological diseases in large populations assumes “there is an average brain that represents us all,” says
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5.4 Intellectual property rights and value

Another important theme raised in the play is intellectual property rights (IPR). Ned's fortunes seem to rely on control of the IPR issues surrounding his invention. He challenges the rights of others to share in the IP because, as he sees it, they have not contributed anything. The assumption is that those that have the idea have IPR, but the IPR has value and, therefore, any proceeds accrued should be due to the person who has the idea. A problem arises here because of the phrase ‘in
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3.3 Emotions and judgements

As I suggested above, I am adopting Martha Nussbaum's view of emotions put forward in her dialogue ‘Emotions as judgements of value’ (Nussbaum, 1998). In the introduction she writes: ‘When you put a position in the mouth of a real person, especially the person you love you have to make it real’. She is suggesting that, if you do not write dialogue, then something different and abstract emerges. Her dialogue illustrates this since it is in the form of a lecture by Anna (a thi
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3.2 Relationships and ethics

Activity 12

Read the script of the audio play Call Waiting attached below. Jot down some answers to the following questions:

  1. What is valued in the play?

  2. What action is
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3.1 Introduction

In this section I would like to look at a complete play script to examine how ethics and ethical issues are dealt with. I've chosen this particular play because Katie Hims, the author, is particularly good at writing natural sounding dialogue, and this ‘naturalness’ is something that is sometimes missing in some scenarios specifically created to illustrate ethical questions within technological contexts. The play was originally written for and broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 as part of
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Filament winding

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atomic number: 15

atomic symbol: P


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