Stealing Is Always Wrong Analysis

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A Critical Analysis of the Article “Stealing is always wrong”

In the article “Stealing is always wrong,” the author deals with the issue of whether stealing in the form of downloading music from the internet is wrong, morally and through social sanctions, other than legally. He argues that stealing is always wrong and the wrongdoer should be entitled for social sanction.

The author’s point of view in this article is biased as he stressed on the wrongfulness of stealing. First half of the article was used to support his argument that stealing is always wrong. Moving on to the fifth paragraph, he then included a different ethical perspective from authors that support unpaid downloading. However, when he gives a different point of view in the article, he added comments that supports his stand, and completely disagreed with the contradicting views. The phrase ‘often act as if they
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But, even though he is objective, he is also biased because he mainly provide examples that supports his argument so that the reader can be convinced with his stand. Although he gave a different point of view, the supporting details mostly favour that stealing is always wrong. This can be seen through the weight of both argument, in which he provide stronger evidences to support his side compared to the other perspective. For example, in supporting his position, some of the examples that he gave was from Cuttle, that is taken from a national law journal, and also researches by Mixim, Moss and Plummer in New Ethical Problems. Unlike when he tries to introduce a different perspective, he gave evidence from Carla, that is taken from an internet chatroom, and Hibbs, from National Press Daily. Both of these evidences appear as weak because the author himself criticize the opinion given by Carla and Hibbs, which can be found in paragraph seven (7) of the
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