Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Welcome to Ethics Forum!

Ethics Forum is for college students who are studying Ethics and the History of Ethics. Here students will find essays, thoughtful articles and news reports to stimulate critical thinking.

Commenting at this blog is easy and contributes to the on-going discussion. Your comments, and peoples' responses to your comments, will help you to articulate your ideas more clearly. This may be especially helpful as you prepare to write papers for your Ethics and Philosophy professors.

The Editor is Alice C. Linsley. She teaches Ethics, Organizational Management, and Philosophy. She will assist you in finding answers to questions or in locating information needed to fulfill a course requirement. She may be reached at: aproeditor at gmail dot com.

To post a comment you will need to set up a Google account. This is free and enables you to post comments at a huge number of interesting blogs. Your comments should follow these guidelines:

  • Stay on topic.
  • Be courteous.
  • Respond to comments that are directed to you by name.
  • Contribute to the learning process by adding something that makes us think!

The relatively recent renewed interest in Ethics in the workplace comes after numerous ethical and moral failures by CEOs and managers of prominent American Businesses. We think of the Enron debacle, insider trading, huge CEO compensation packages, kickbacks, junk bonds, and employees stealing from their employers. These are only a few of the ethical problems faced in the world of business. There are also serious ethical issues to address in the areas of biological research, medicine and the Law.

The lines between right action and wrong action seem to be blurred for many people. Why is this? Do people lack character? Do they lack models of ethical integrity? Do some people have multiple selves so that they treat people in one area of their life differently than they treat people in another area? Or is it that many people simply don't think before acting? These are some of the questions that we will address in future entries at Ethics Forum. Check back often, and leave a comment!

And remember, establishing ethical guidelines begins with YOU.


Bronwen said...

OOh, I am looking forward to reading more. The links to other Blogs are good too. Lots of interesting information and discussion.

Alice C. Linsley said...

I'm glad you like the look and content, Ellie. Check back regularly. You will find new entries at ETHICS FORUM daily.

Kelly said...

The doctor/patient relationship is a complex one and understanding when lines have been crossed is crucial. Understand your rights when it comes to medical carehere Feel free to leave a comment for us!

Alice C. Linsley said...

Thanks, Kelly. Please tell others about Ethics Forum. We cover the news from around the increasingly shrinking world!