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Is Ethical Behavior Something to Learn or Something to Preserve?
Do ethicists, expounding ethical norms, truly expect the result to be improvement of the ethical behavior of their listener? If an ethics workshop is designed to teach ethical behavior, do those attending go away a bit more ethical? How do people, who do ethics or hear ethics pronouncements, become more ethical? Are ethicists themselves any more ethical than others in society? Gordon Marino, a professor of philosophy writing in the Chronicle Review tackles this subject fairly nicely including a few personal examples. Go to the above link and read Marino’s thoughts and then come back and write your comments on the subject.
I might also wonder whether this bioethics blog which is providing a resource for ethics thought and discussion will make my visitors a bit more ethical. Or is ethical behavior something which we are all born with, like so many other things that are built into us when we come into this world and that our task is to think about preserving this quality as we face the many and various challenges in life where ethical behavior could be degraded or ignored by narrow minded thinking and self-interest?
What do you think? ..Maurice.