Dr. Rita Kirk

Ethics & Communication

Ethics in Public Discourse
derived from Greek word ethos, which means character or custom; the rational process of applying principles to a conflict where moral principles are in conflict

moral:  derived from the Latin mosmoris, which means way of life or conduct; closely related to religious beliefs and personal conduct.

 Cary M Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility
The Maguire Center's mission is to recognize, honor, and model ethical behavior; provide moral reflection on contemporary issues;
and celebrate ethics that reflect SMU's fundamental goals throughout the campus and in the Greater Dallas community.


Currently Reading:

Armstrong, K. (2011). Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life. New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf. 

Haidt, J. (2012). The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion. New York, NY: Pantheon Books.

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