Critically investigating crucial moral issues generated by academic life
Morality, Responsibility, and the University
Studies in Academic Ethics
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edited by Steven M. Cahn
This book, the first of its kind, consists of fourteen original essays by noted American philosophers critically investigating crucial moral issues generated by academic life. The authors ask: What are the standards of conduct appropriate in class-rooms, departmental meetings, and faculty meetings, in grading students, evaluating colleagues, and engaging in research?
"The need for appropriate, sustained, philosophical analyses and examinations of practical ethics dilemmas in academic life undoubtedly is required since the reporting of questionable conduct alone does little to resolve the problem. This book of essays provides a vehicle for beginning this sustained investigation."
"The essays address neglected matters which not only should, but I believe will, be of interest to academics...and perhaps a few administrators, which would be a very good thing indeed."
Introduction Steven M. Cahn
Steven M. Cahn is Provost and Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate School of the City University of New York. He has also edited a collection of essays entitled Affirmative Action and the University: A Philosophical Inquiry (Temple).
Contributors: Robert Audi, Theodore M. Benditt, Norman E. Bowie, Nancy ("Ann") Davis, Judith Wagner DeCew, Paul Eisenberg, Alan Gewirth, Alan H. Goldman, David A. Hoekema, David Lewis, Peter Markie, Andrew Oldenquist, Robert L. Simon, Rudolph H. Weingartner, and the editor.