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for Endeavors Vol. 7 Issue 2, Winter 1990
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Ethical dilemmas often occur in newspaper journalism. According to Philip Meyer, professor of ethics, journalists' ethical codes are often oriented toward public relations rather than effective ethical scrutiny. Ruth Walden, a media law expert, says there is a fine line between courts and journalists regarding the freedom of speech and invasion of privacy.
Moral philosophy is the systematic attempt to examine and understand ordinary ethical decisions. Several approaches to ethics taken by members of the philosophy department reflect autonomy and self-respect, epistemological and ontological tenets of moral realism, and professional roles and ethical integrity.
Bart Victor and Barry Roberts, professors of business ethics, are researching the ways corporations consider ethical choices and who makes such judgments. They will use their findings to create guidelines for business.
Ethics are integral to medical school curricula. The medical faculty teaches students how to approach common ethical issues related to informed consent, patients’ rights, and rationing of health care.
In 1976, the death penalty was ruled as a constitutionally valid form of punishment. Several UNC legal scholars disagree and claim that decision actually raised more legal and moral questions than before. They argue that our society will eventually reject the death penalty as an untenable, ineffective form of punishment.