In the opening pages of his last book, published posthumously in 1913, the natuaralist and polymath Albert Russel Wallace (a co-developer, alongside Darwin, of the theory of evolution) observed that "that which at one time and place is held to be right and proper is, at another time or place, considered to be not only wrong, but one of the greatest of crimes" (Social Environment and Moral Progress, p. 8). Examples of policies and actions illustrating Wallace's point are all too…Continue
Added by Martin O. Heisler on January 3, 2018 at 2:43pm — No Comments
Happy Global Ethics Day! Though I wish this day was universally unwarranted, it remains an important endeavor to celebrate the people and organizations striving to abide by the ethical standards that represent the most positive elements of human nature.
Regrettably, over the past half-century, citizens around the world have witnessed numerous egregious ethical lapses, like Enron, Bernie Madoff, Volkswagen, Wells Fargo, and more. As a result, many people increasingly believe…Continue
Added by Curt Verschoor on October 18, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments