Mask Image 1

Join Pressible, a link to sign up for Pressible

Learning at the Library

Contact | Feed RSS Icon

Recent Contributors

Related Topics

Related Tags

Ethics RSS Icon

8 posts
3 authors
6 categories

Today in History: Pledge of Allegiance is First Used in Public Schools 

Composed by Baptist minister and Christian socialist Francis Bellamy, the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag and the United States of America was first used on Columbus Day, October 12, 1892, in public schools as a way to express national solidarity and patriotism. It was designed to be quick and to the point. Congress …

Posted 2 months ago by

Post a comment.

Fellow Citizens, Your Credo? 

Do You Have a Professional Credo? Should You? These were the questions which propelled the Socratic Conversation conducted by Ron Gross on July 12th. With the timely approach of annual performance appraisals, we shared our professional credo detailing five core characteristics of library staff -- a credo holding strong since its 2004 conceptualization: Individually Agile and …

Posted 65 months ago by

Post a comment.

Debriefing Socrates: Why Do We Do the Right Thing? 

Our recent Socratic conversation brought up many interesting observations, chief among them: The sheer entanglement of factors: conscience, reason, science, emotions, religion, tradition, upbringing, education, law, honor, fear, biology. We can’t always explain the motivations for doing the right thing. There are differences between a civic society and a moral one. We need to listen …

Posted 73 months ago by

Post a comment.

Pondering Virtue 

Howard Radest, Dean Emeritus of The Humanist Institute and a member of the National Council of Ethical Culture Leaders spoke recently at the University Seminar on Innovation in Education. His talk, “Can Virtue Be Taught? Character Education Isn't Enough,” delved deeply into complex moral and philosophical questions about virtue, aesthetics, dialogue, dialectic, teaching, learning, …

Posted 73 months ago by

Post a comment.

Thinking Critically About Ethical Issues 

Title: Thinking critically about ethical issues Author: Vincent Ryan Ruggiero Publisher:  McGraw-Hill Call number: BJ1012 .R82 2011 From the Publisher: This concise, accessible text emphasizes doing ethical analysis and thinking critically about ethical issues, rather than focusing on ethical theory or the history of ethics. Ruggiero's readers are invited to apply ethical principles to issues …

Posted 75 months ago by

Post a comment.

Debating Moral Education 

Debating moral education: rethinking the role of the modern university Editors: Elizabeth Kiss and J. Peter Euben Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2010. Check it Out: LC311 .D43 2010 From the Publisher: After decades of marginalization in the secularized twentieth-century academy, moral education has enjoyed a recent resurgence in American higher education, with the …

Posted 88 months ago by

Post a comment.

The Idea of Justice 

The Idea of Justice Author: Amartya Sen Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009 Check It Out: JC578 .S424 2009 From the Publisher: Social justice: an ideal, forever beyond our grasp; or one of many practical possibilities? More than a matter of intellectual discourse, the idea of justice plays a real …

Posted 88 months ago by

Post a comment.

On Compromise and Rotten Compromises 

Title: On compromise and rotten compromises Author: Avishai Margalit Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2010 Check it Out: BJ1431 .M28 2010 From the Publisher: When is political compromise acceptable--and when is it fundamentally rotten, something we should never accept, come what may? What if a rotten compromise is politically necessary? Compromise is a great …

Posted 89 months ago by

Post a comment.