Recent Discussion Regarding Social Psychology
Author(s): L. L. Bernard
Source: American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 48, No. 1 (Jun., 1942), pp. 13-28
Published by: The University of Chicago Press
Stable URL: http:/www.jstor.org/stable/2769966 .
Doing the Right Thing
What is Ethics?
The Phaedo takes place at the time of the death of Socrates, who had been condemned by
an Athenian jury for corrupting the youth and impiety. At the end of this day, Socrates is
to drink hemlock, a deadly poison. Socrates spends his last hour
Ethics key words and concepts
Ethics 1: truth telling
Duty of candour:
This is the duty of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech.
The moral tension between beneficence and respect for autonomy:
The principle of nonmaleficence is translat