Presentation on theme: "Joanne Spoganetz. Professor of social ethics at Harvard Divinity School from 1965 to 2003 Author of the book War and Moral Discourse Created The."— Presentation transcript:
Professor of social ethics at Harvard Divinity School from 1965 to 2003 Author of the book War and Moral Discourse Created The Potter Box: a guide for making ethical decisions
18 th century philosopher April 22, 1724 – February 12, 1804 Known for his work in Metaphysics and Ethics
Guidelines should be se and abided by “You do the right thing simply because it is the right thing to do.” We should act as we expect all humans to act
20 th century political philosopher “We are to imagine ourselves in what Rawls calls the Original Position. We are all self-interested rational persons and we stand behind ‘the Veil of Ignorance’”
People behind the veil of ignorance are unaware of their own race, sex, and social background They are given the task of choosing principles that shall govern the actual world According to Rawls, the fairness of this procedure will therefore produce fair principles
Managing editor Says that relying on your own values and principles in unavoidable as a journalist. Agree or Disagree? Adds that a journalist’s work is very independent. It is up to their own judgment to include and leave out certain aspects of a story.
Which ethical model might journalists use? Do you think Rawls’ Veil of Ignorance is possible today? Have you used any of these models to answer your own ethical dilemma?