Morality, Responsibility, and the University

Studies in Academic Ethics

Steven M. Cahn
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PB: $31.95
EAN: 978-0-87722-959-9
Publication: Mar 92

HC: $56.50
EAN: 978-0-87722-646-8
Publication: Sep 90

Ebook: $31.95
EAN: 978-1-4399-0592-0
Publication: Sep 90

288 pages
6 x 9

Critically investigating crucial moral issues generated by academic life


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?


"(A) timely and important book.... These thoughtful essays surely will shape the debate about morality in higher education for years to come and provide guidance in the quest to improve the quality of campus Iife." Ernest L. Boyer, President, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

"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." Betty A. Sichel, Long Island University

"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."Hans Oberdiek, Swarthmore College

About the Author(s)

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).