Teaching Moral Theories Is an Option: Reply to Rob Lawlor
Journal of Medical Ethics 2009 June; 35(6): 395-396
In his response to my earlier criticism, Rob Lawlor argues that the benefits I suggest can be derived from teaching moral theories in applied ethics courses can be obtained in other ways. In my reply, I note that because I never claimed the benefits could be obtained only from teaching moral theories, Dr Lawlor's response fails to refute my earlier argument that some attention to moral theories is an option in applied ethics courses.
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Lawlor, R. (2008-11)D Benatar argues that in the author's recent article Moral theories in teaching applied ethics, the author overlooked important roles that could be played by moral theories in such teaching. In this reply, the cases that ...
Lawlor, Rob (2007-06)It is argued, in this paper, that moral theories should not be discussed extensively when teaching applied ethics. First, it is argued that, students are either presented with a large amount of information regarding the ...
Benatar, D. (2007-11)In a recent paper, Rob Lawlor argues that moral theories should not be taught in courses on applied ethics. The author contends that Dr Lawlor's arguments overlook at least two important roles that some attention to ethical ...