Writer Wrong ?

TitleWriter Wrong ?
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsConnolly, P, Althaus, RA, Brinkman, A, Jones, C, Skipper, RB
Corporate AuthorsAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics,
Date Published01/2014
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordshumanities , Intellectual , INTELLECTUAL freedom , Intellectual Property and Patents , LIBRARY , Library and Information Science
AbstractIn 1924, Franz Kafka, who was dying of tuberculosis, asked his lifelong friend Max Brod to destroy all of Kafka's unpublished manuscripts after he died. Max Brod did not comply with Kafka's wishes and instead published the manuscripts, thereby cemeting Kafka as one of the foremost European writers of the 20th century. Is it ethical to disobey the dying wish of writers? And if so, in what circumstances?
Notes© Peggy Connolly, Ruth Ann Althaus, Anthony Brinkman, Robert Boyd Skipper 2013 Case from the 2014 Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics http://appe.indiana.edu/ethics-bowl/ethics-bowl/
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