Ethics

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The Cheap Moral Indignation of Bowdoin College

Jan 05, 2015 by Michael Toscano |

A highly ranked elite liberal arts college chastises students for dressing up as American Indians at Thanksgiving, while at the same time encouraging rampant immorality as part of campus culture.

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Revisiting the Classics: Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics

Aug 20, 2014 by Mitchell Langbert |

NAS is calling upon readers to submit reflections on old books. Professor Mitchell Langbert discusses how Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics offers value for students that a modern text cannot provide.

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An Open Letter to Penn State Employees

Jul 30, 2013 by Matthew Woessner |

Professor Matthew Woessner of Penn State calls for civil resistance to the university's new health-care requirements.

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Prager U: If Good and Evil Exist, God Exists

Dec 11, 2012 by Jason Fertig |

What is the basis for moral good and evil?

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Are Modern Professors Experts on Good and Evil?

Sep 11, 2012 by Bruce W. Davidson |

An international conference on "perspectives on evil" revealed academics' weak understanding of morality.

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Business (Ethics) as Usual

Jul 16, 2012 by Jason Fertig |

Textbooks tend to take a superficial and often anti-market approach.

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Video: J. Budziszewski on a Primer on Natural Law

Jul 27, 2011 by |

Professor J. Budziszewski discusses classical Natural Law with Inside Academia's Andy Nash.

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Reengineering Ethics Education

Jan 25, 2011 by Jason Fertig |

Teaching "ethics" won't prevent the next Enron; ethics can only be taught indirectly, argues Jason Fertig.

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Give Students the Gift of Ethics

Jan 20, 2011 by Douglas Campbell |

Adhering to a set of ethical standards is our greatest expression of human freedom and individuality, writes Douglas Campbell.

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Can We Teach Someone to Be Ethical?

Jan 20, 2011 by Nicholas Capaldi |

Nicholas Capaldi outlines four ways of persuading someone to do the right thing.

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Teaching Ethics: A View from the Trenches

Jan 20, 2011 by Nathan Tierney |

Nathan Tierney offers principles and practical advice, including arguments against ethical relativism, for teaching ethics in a college classroom today.

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For Goodness Sake: Sustainability Ponders Ethics

Jul 21, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

“Being sustainable has become more-or-less synonymous with being good,” two professors write. But even sustainability can be either virtuous or vulgar, depending on your motive.

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Going Green is Part of Social Integrity? No Comment

Feb 23, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

"An Honor Code must link social integrity with ecological sustainability," says a student. Is that really so?

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The Global Warming Debate, Peer Review and University Science

Nov 23, 2009 by Mitchell Langbert |

Dr. Tim Ball has written an article in the November 21 Canada Free Press in which he calls leading climatologists "frauds."  He bases this  on computer-based information obtained by someone who hacked into the East Anglia… Continue Reading | 3 Comments >

Teaching Can Be Dangerous

Oct 30, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

Cross-posted from NAS.org, "An Unsuccessful Education Can Ruin You": The Chronicle of Higher Education has an article, "Course Reminds Budding Ph.D.'s of the Damage They Can Do," about a seminar taught at the… Continue Reading | 5 Comments >

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