Monday, November 9, 2009

Energies To Save for Something Else

Marvelous little guest editorial by a U of T professor in the Globe this morning.

Clifford Orwin

Can we teach ethics? When pigs fly

Read it and laugh.


Jeff Taylor said...

I believe you CAN'T teach ethics. Largely, if a person isn't mostly ethical, there's probably little hope that through teaching them they will become so.

Anonymous said...

I took an applied ethics course at Douglas College in the early 80s, with an instructor who declared himself a vegetarian, Buddhist pacifist.

For every dilemma posed, I responded with exactly the answer he wanted to hear, not with my own 'true' opinions.

My final grade?

Yeah, it was a good laugh, David.