Adventures on the Borderlands of Ethics

Adventures on the Borderlands of Ethics

Adventures on the Borderlands of Ethics

Adventures on the Borderlands of Ethics

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Ethics is beginning to be fashionable. Almost everybody now has a notion that he knows what it means. Among American people this is dangerous, for we are very prone to get and then to get over our fashionable crazes. That which yesterday everybody was talking about is tomorrow that which no one ever heard of. But whether or not the word "ethics" (which sounds very academic and formidable) becomes popular or not, I believe that any group of people, who once began to look at things from an ethical point of view, cannot easily break the habit and that this habit has come to stay, whether the word ever dies out or not.

Now there is an ethical and an unethical way of doing almost anything -- of practicing any profession or carrying on any occupation, and as I am naturally very much interested in ethics, I come across its trail in all the different occupations that I see going on around me. Neither theology, medicine, business, education, nor social work is the same as ethics, but each of them becomes at certain moments strongly tinged with . . .

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