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Introduction - Stuart Sim
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Maurice Wilkes -- The Man and His Machine
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Trainieren Sie Ihr Hörverstehen mit authentischen Materialien. Nutzen Sie die Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Donnerstag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei. *** Bundesaußenminister Guido Westerwelle hat die Präsentation eines konkreten Zeitplans für den Abzug der Bundeswehr aus Afghanistan abgelehnt. Es sei unklug zu sagen, wo und in welchem Monat welche Truppenteile reduziert würden, sagte der FDP-Politiker zu Beginn eines Afghanistan-Besuchs in Kabul. Ein solch
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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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5.3 Ethics and ethos: ‘does mum know?’

In Act 1 we are presented with a fairly naïve Ned, who initially believes himself to be in control. We discover he is very proud of his intellectual achievements and less concerned with money. He explains his inventions and, when he does so, he finds analogies that highlight the aesthetics of what he is designing. At a crucial point in the conversation, his brother Dan asks: ‘does mum know?’ This is a really significant point in the play because it draws in another relationship
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5.1 Introduction

In this section I want to introduce Joe Penhall's play Landscape with Weapon. Having read the play several times, I must stress that it is a text that is particularly rich in ethical issues. These issues, however, are presented in a very down-to-earth way, in a very lively dialogue. I think the lesson from this is that you do not need to be in any kind of ‘formal’ situation to engage with ethics. Everyday conversation is littered with references and arguments about ethical mat
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4.7 The story so far

This section looked at the play Last Call. The play is very rich in ethical issues, and one of the most interesting points that are made is that, whilst there are many ‘big’ ethical questions worthy of discussion and investigation, it seems to be in the everyday, routine conversations and dealings of people that ethical questions get to be asked and answered, even if this is not clearly recognised.

A major ethical issue tackled in the play is loyalty: giving preference i
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