PHILOSOPHY: ARE ETHICISTS MORE ETHICAL?

Professional ethicists are academic philosophers who have spent a lifetime studying ethics, or the study of good and bad behavior.  If the study of ethics can improve behavior, then do ethicists tend to behave better?  Let’s find out by turning to the results of intriguing recent research conducted by two philosophers, Joshua Rust at Stetson University, and Eric Schwitzgebel at the University of California-Riverside.

 

 

1. True or False? Ethicists vote more often than other professors.

 
 

2. True or False?  Ethicists are more responsive than other professors to emails from students.

 
 

3. True or False? Ethicists are more likely to return library books.

 
 

4. True or False? Ethicists are more likely to be strictly vegetarian.

 
 

5. True or False?  Ethicists are more likely to donate money to charity.