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akmassey at umbc.edu
Mon Feb 4 11:20:47 PST 2019
Re: seeking empirical evidence about ethics instruction
A recent publication at FSE attempted to evaluate the impact of the new
ACM code of ethics on decision-making and found no evidence of an effect
according to their methodology. You can read the paper here:
It’s worth asking whether this is the sort of structure a study of this
nature should have. For example, this study doesn’t really address many
(or any?) of the points Charles made earlier.
On Mon 04 Feb 2019 07:40 AM, Charles M. Ess wrote:
>And thanks on both fronts!
>My acknowledging that it was a critical, spot-on point was not
>gratuitous or merely courteous: behind it is a larger point - one that
>we don't always point out to our undergraduate students. But
>Aristotle warned at the outset of his Nichomachean Ethics that no one
>under 30 should attempt it - precisely because of their comparative
>lack of experience as enculturated ethical beings. (Part of this
>enculturation includes precisely our learning from our mistakes -
>phronesis as self-correcting ethical judgment.)
>FWIW: while I loved teaching undergraduate philosophy courses, such as
>ethics and logic, for example - and still think that there's value and
>some measure of good effect from them - having so-called
>"non-traditional" was always a great pleasure, precisely because they
>could bring their greater experience into play. FWIW: the past couple
>of decades have been even better on this front as I've been privileged
>to work with a number of groups and communities who meet Aristotle's
>age requirement - and it shows up in insights, discussion, debates,
>dialogue, etc. that are that much richer for it.
>In all events - yes, kudos and great thanks, Paul!
>On 04/02/2019 05:32, Paul wrote:
>> I would like to claim partial credit for spurring your excellent
>Professor in Media Studies
>Department of Media and Communication
>University of Oslo
>c.m.ess at media.uio.no
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