Friday, June 24, 2016

If I Were Still Teaching Ethics, I Wouldn't Be Teaching Ethics

Two professors at the University of Northern Colorado were investigated after students complained that they were forced to hear opposing viewpoints.

The pedagogical structure of Ethics, or of any school of philosophy, is to state a proposition and then challenge it.  The process refines the perspective and balances the supportive argument.  Even when the challenge is extreme, it serves a purpose in the ideological matrix.  If one cannot challenge a statement, especially in an academic setting, education is impossible.