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The Problem with Teaching “Ethics”

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Gibney, Mark. (2011) The Problem with Teaching “Ethics”. International Studies Perspectives, doi: 10.1111/j.1528-3585.2011.00446.x
© 2011 International Studies Association

It seems that everyone is in favor of teaching “ethics.”? However, too often ethics—or at least what passes itself off as such—is overly narrow in scope, self-serving, premised on empirical error, and subject to change simply based on location. Thus, the fear is that teaching ethics can itself be unethical.

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