Narrative Cases

TitleNarrative Cases
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsDixon, BA
JournalTeaching Ethics: The Journal of the Society for Ethics across the Curriculum
Date PublishedSpring 2002
PublisherSociety for Ethics Across the Curriculum
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number15444031
KeywordsCase , Case Study Method , education , PHILOSOPHY
AbstractIn this paper I recommend narrative cases to ethics teachers by way of an example. I hope to show by illustration that using narrative cases to discuss ethics has some value, especially for students. This is not really an original idea or even a controversial one. But I also endorse a stronger claim that cases lacking a certain degree of what I call "moral coherence" are deficient and may have a disvalue in the classroom. Of course, the plausibility of this latter claim depends on what we use cases for when we teach ethics. So I will devote some part of the discussion to how I use cases to accomplish certain objectives in my ethics course, remaining sensitive to the fact that cases can be and are used in a variety of ways. (edited)
NotesCover Date: FALL 2002.Source Info: 3(1), 29-47. Language: English. Journal Announcement: 39-1. Subject: CASE STUDY; ETHICS; JUSTIFICATION; MORAL RESPONSIBILITY; NARRATIVE. Update Code: 20090226.
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