The wrongs of plagiarism: Ten quick arguments

Teaching Philosophy 30 (3):283-291 (2007)
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I offer ten arguments to demonstrate why student plagiarism is unethical. In sum, plagiarism may be theft; involve deception that treats professors as a mere means; violate the trust upon which the professor-student relationship depends; be unfair to other students in more than one way; diminish the student’s education; indulge vices such as indolence and cowardice; foreclose access to the internal goods of the discipline; diminish the value of a university degree; undercut creative self-expression and acceptance of epistemic limitations; and undermine the vital interpersonal component of higher education. Plagiarism warrants severe penalties that effectively combat the student’s presumptive competitive strategy for individual success
Keywords Teaching Philosophy
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ISBN(s) 0145-5788
DOI 10.5840/teachphil200730314
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