Petition for Philosophers’ Code of Conduct


Philosophers Eleanore Stump and Helen de Cruz have started a petition asking the American Philosophical Association to produce a code of conduct and a statement of professional ethics for professional philosophers.

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Koen Lefever
Koen Lefever
7 years ago

Fortunately, there was no philosopher’s code of conduct which prevented Socrates from spoiling the youth in Athens 2500 years ago. If there had been such a code, there probably wouldn’t have been any philosophy.
In my opinion, once philosophy is considered a “profession” things can only go wrong.Report

Ariadna
Ariadna
7 years ago

Maybe there were better philosophers than Socrates, at Socrates’ time, and we don’t know about them because there was no code giving them an equal platform to Socrates.Report