Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Ethics of Information

Hello Juniors!

Please read the following articles and respond to the question below in a comment. Thank you!

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/27/books/review/on-the-kazan-front.html?_r=0

https://theamericanscholar.org/the-director-who-named-names/#.WK3k6G8rI2w

Question:

When information concerns national interests it can transcend the idea of an individual having a single will. Where is the right and the wrong in the situation described in each of the articles? Was it right of Kazan to report on his friends, former friends, and colleagues as alleged communists/sympathizers? Or was it more ethically questionable if he was motivated by exclusively self-interest? Is the issue ultimately more complicated than simply a right/wrong set of boundaries for thinking? Comment below.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Polster Article

Howdy juniors!

Please read the following article tonight and be ready to discuss it tomorrow. As you read, make note of any questions you have about the content, and take general notes as you read. When you are finished, post in a comment the most interesting thing that you have found below!

Here is the article:

www.fofweb.com/activelink2.asp?ItemID=WE54&WID=106671&SID=5&iPin=BLTCD011&SingleRecord=True.

To access, use the password on this sheet: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4rMgozh1yJFcE1wSVVCekpsYzBPYmpvY1c5Y2NzSlEyaEhr/view

Thank you!

Mr. Healy