Plagiarism Is Acting Morally Wrong

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To my perspective, the world has and always will be a morally gray playground. Almost everyone has their own countless versions of right and wrong, and everyone must, ideally, bend those morals to conform to the law. However, there will always someone whose moral code is to only follow the law. For example, I try my best to not purposefully cheat or plagiarize any of my assignments. I avoid this due to my fear of failing a class or getting expelled, not because of the musings of my “moral compass”. Likewise, if I encountered a case of plagiarism in someone else’s work, I would only report it if I was legally required to do so. As a result, I believe that the penalties for cheating are justified. In fact, the infamous philosopher Thomas Hobbes
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