Jay Drydyk is an associate professor and chair of the Philosophy Department at Carleton University. As winner in 2002 of Carleton University’s Teaching Achievement Award, he will be developing a graduate seminar in development ethics that will be linked with other similar seminars around the world. He currently has two main research projects. One is a book, Global Ethics, showing how ethical agreement on such things as human rights and justice can emerge by convergence from a plurality of moral perspectives, without sacrificing diversity of values. The approach, “responsible pluralism,” has the effect that we as a public (local or global) can have a widely diverse set of reasons for public action, even though many of these are not reasons to which you or I subscribe as individuals. Other topics include good judgment, ethical credibility, care and neglect, non-maleficence (avoiding harm), and public reason. The other project is an ethical review of policy guidelines responding to population displacement that is caused by development.
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