Author: Judith Stark

Should Ethics Professors Observe Higher Standards of Behavior?

From The Conversation This is an enduring dilemma in the area of ethics and one that has recently come to light with charges of unethical behavior brought against a prominent philosopher, Professor Thomas Pogge of Yale University. Pogge has been accused of manipulating younger women in his field into sexual relationships, a charge he has strenuously denied. Without making any judgment on the case itself, this situation raises larger questions about how the behavior of the experts in ethics is to be reviewed and evaluated. As with most professions, there are no “ethics police” in the professions themselves. We...

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