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The Ethics of Public Discourse

321 days until my first class. This morning I listened to a discussion on Reason and Rhetoric: The Ethics of Public Discourse from the London School of Economics. An "ethics of public discourse" in this day and age is an ethics of blog posting (this article, for instance), facebook and twitter postings, emails, comments, and comments. A discussion of the ethics of public discourse is a discussion of what people ought and ought not to write about.
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