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To foster the development of ethical, responsible, and engaged citizens, it is important for students to learn to modify or correct belief molded by personal interest, motivated thinking, upbringing, and/or indoctrination. Critical ethics comes into play whenever a systematic attempt to get around the limitations of personal belief is sought to get to what ought to be done. Accordingly, I examine the problems associated with teaching and applying critical ethics—where critical thinking takes some ethical argument apart, via analysis, and evaluates whether some derived conclusion follows from the evidence to make reasonable, intelligent decisions about what to believe and what to do (enter applied ethics).

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Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

The Problems of Teaching and Applying Critical Ethics



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