Respect, trust, care and interconnectedness

  • May Thorseth
  • Siri Granum Carson
  • Allen Alvarez

Abstract

This open themed issue of Etikk i praksis compiles five diverse papers that overlap at key conceptual intersections around trust, care and responsibilities across national boundaries. Our globalized social environments have become more and more complex, and the information needed to understand society and our moral responsibilities have grown ever more challenging. The ‘fake news’ buzzword, used by various societal actors to cast doubt on political rivals, is shaking the trust needed to be confident about institutional sources of information. The caring attitude that serves to cement social groups and communities seems to be weakening in certain contexts, resulting in individual acts of unimaginable violence that shock us to the core. On the other hand, we are inspired when the same caring attitude mobilizes groups and individuals to reach across national boundaries and aid those who are suffering. In sorting through the generalizations and attempts to categorize the many highly complex social phenomena that occur in our interconnected global realities, we apply careful analysis of both facts and values that facilitate ethical reflection, helping us to make ethical decisions.

Published
2018-05-04
How to Cite
Thorseth, M., Carson, S., & Alvarez, A. (2018). Respect, trust, care and interconnectedness. Etikk I Praksis - Nordic Journal of Applied Ethics, 12(1), 1-2. https://doi.org/10.5324/eip.v12i1.2522
Section
Leder - Introduction