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:
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?