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The Teacher: Facilitator? Dictator? Innovator? Ethical Authority?

"You are such a convincing teacher" said the student. "Why?" asked the professor. "You are so modest." "But this is normal", replied the teacher. "No, most of our professors behave like half-Gods as if they have all the truth and we are nothing." I could not forget this interaction that I...   Read More »

Hope and Optimism above Fear and Anxiety

    As the year 2017 comes to a gradual end, we at Globethics.net announce with joy and gratitude a message of Hope, Optimism and Courage to all our partners, participants, members, friends and...   Read More »

Does University Prepare Students for Life?

  A key factor to consider first is the quality of education and university services – bearing in mind that not all universities are equal, based on the ranking metrics adopted by international regulatory...   Read More »

'Golden Stories': Reflections on the Golden Rule from our network participants

  “Living in Geneva, public transport is a pretty essential part of life. I always make sure that whenever I’m on the bus, or before I sit down, that no one else needs the seat more than I do, be it an elderly person, or a pregnant women, or...   Read More »

I Began as a Smuggler

  At the age of 22, I smuggled theological books from Switzerland to Romania with my girlfriend (now my wife since 42 years) in her car. I was a member of the group “Books Aid” of the theological...   Read More »

Règle d’Or, empathie et partage des connaissances

Comme étudiant en philosophie, j'ai d'abord suivi avec enthousiasme l'école de philosophie éthique de la phénoménologie (Scheler, Husserl, etc.), qui base l'éthique sur une analyse de l'expérience vécue, fondée...   Read More »

Does University Prepare Students for Life?

A key factor to consider first is the quality of education and university services – bearing in mind that not all universities are equal, based on the ranking metrics adopted by international regulatory bodies, policymakers...   Read More »

Stop Fake Certificates!

"Opportunity to obtain an Honorary Doctoral Degree and Professorship Award." This was the subject line of an email that I received recently. Wow! Wonderful; the fifteen years of hard work that I dedicated to obtain my PhD,...   Read More »

Why be ethical?

Why should we be ethical?  We are really asking two questions in one: what compels us to act with ethical intention and what are the consequences of our ethical behaviour. Here are some of my own favourite answers. ...   Read More »
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