a system of accepted beliefs that control behaviour, especially such a system based on morals:
the (Protestant) work ethic
The ethics of journalism are much debated.
He said he was bound by a scientist’s code of ethics.
Publication of the article was a breach of ethics
the study of what is morally right and what is not
The doctor has been accused of violating professional ethics.
a code of behaviour/ethics
The company was known for its poor business ethics and many people refused to buy its products.
Members of the society are highly qualified and governed by a strict code of ethics.
He wrote an article criticizing the business community for its the lack of ethics.
In 1969 The New Yorker published a detailed exposé by Daniel Lang concerning four soldiers deployed in the Phu My district of Vietnam who abducted a young woman and raped her repeatedly over the course of the next 24 hours. The following day, fearing discovery by incoming American helicopters, the sergeant in command of the squad ordered her killed.
There was a fifth soldier traveling with that crew, Max Erickson, the only man in Lang’s reporting with anything resembling a moral compass, who observed the actions of his sidekicks with a mix of helplessness and horror. His accusations lead to courts martial and prison for his compatriots though none of those men would ever complete their sentences.
After being denied the chance to go to a nearby village to visit a prostitute before starting a reconnaissance mission, a tough, embittered American sergeant involves the four men of his patrol in the kidnapping of a young Vietnamese woman. The impending gang rape and murder of the woman splits the patrol into two factions, those for it, and those against it with young Eriksson leading the dissension. But before long, the sergeant has convinced everyone but Eriksson to go along with the plan, making an already difficult mission unbearable for the morally conscious young soldier. Casualties of War is inspired by a true story.
Distress of conscience is recognisable in Casualties of War
The unimaginably unacceptable events in the cases in this website evoke a crisis of conscience.
The derailing and crashing is staggering.
Something that should be structurally impossible happened as if it were a small thing.
The moral conflict is highlighted in ‘Casualties of War’.
This is the point of the issue on paper (435 pages).
The website serves as a metaphor for the crisis of conscience, as expressed in its subtitle.
3 Casualties of War – “Weapon : Fun” – Sean Penn x Thuy Thu Le x Don Harvey x Michael J. Fox
30 jan. 2021
While I agree with Erickson and disagree with the Capt., this scene demonstrates the complexity of the world we live in, as well as the complexity of the emotions Erickson struggled with. What his squad did WAS wrong, but what are the consequences of him coming forward? Is he making himself a target by doing so? Is turning in Sgt. Messerve betraying the man that saved his life? If this results in major international backlash, is that helping the war effort? What if he doesn’t say anything? Could he live with himself if these men do something like this again? Ultimately he does the right thing, but being in this position is not easy.
Quote from blog “Casualties of War” (1989) The Key Scene
“Casualties of War” is a 1989 American war drama film directed by Brian De Palma and starring Michael J. Fox and Sean Penn. The film is based on a real-life incident that occurred during the Vietnam War, in which a group of American soldiers abducted and raped a young Vietnamese woman.
Some of the key points in the film include:
The portrayal of the Vietnam War: The film depicts the brutal and violent nature of the Vietnam War, as well as the psychological toll it takes on soldiers.
The abduction and rape of a Vietnamese woman: The film centers around the kidnapping and rape of a young Vietnamese woman by a group of American soldiers, and the subsequent cover-up of the crime by their commanding officer.
The moral dilemma faced by soldiers: The film raises questions about the ethical boundaries of war and the pressures soldiers face to conform to the group mentality of their fellow soldiers.
The struggle for justice: The film follows the efforts of a soldier, played by Michael J. Fox, to bring his fellow soldiers to justice and hold them accountable for their actions.
The aftermath of war: The film shows the lasting effects of the war on both the soldiers and the Vietnamese civilians, and the difficulty of coming to terms with the trauma and violence they have experienced.
Overall, “Casualties of War” is a powerful and thought-provoking film that explores the brutal realities of war and the devastating impact it has on individuals and societies.
20 Why do ethics matter? | Shefali Roy | TEDxOxbridge
23 jun. 2017
Ethiek = de wetenschap die kritische redeneermethodes ontwikkelt om na te gaan wat goed en slecht is, rechtvaardig en onrechtvaardig, verantwoord en onverantwoord, menswaardig en mensonwaardig. Kortom: alles wat behoort tot de menselijke verantwoordelijkheid. Met als doel te zoeken naar de meest menswaardige oplossing.
22 The Vietnam War Explained In 25 Minutes | Vietnam War Documentary
1 nov. 2019
Time Stamps 📽
French Colonial Rule 1:32
Dien Bien Phu 5:30
A New Nation 6:42
Operation Rolling Thunder 10:35
Into The Jungle 13:45
The Tet Offensive 16:31
Trust is Broken 18:27
Richard Nixon 19:40
Things Fall Apart 23:19
The Fall of Saigon 24:46
The Vietnam War 26:02
All the information in this video came from the 10-part television series “The Vietnam War” by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.
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I’m a huge fan of this film and noticed this short conversation with M J Fox about the film and his role in it is not available on this platform so thought I’d upload it for other fans of Michael J Fox and the film Casualties Of War itself. Please remember to like and Please also check out the other similar video I have uploaded which is a general ‘Making of Documentary’ about Casualties Of War with Brain De Palma. I do not own any of this footage and no copyright infringement is intended, all rights belong to the original producers.
Gepubliceerd op 3 sep. 2010
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