Advances in Library Administration and Organization, Volume by D.E. Williams, E.D. Garten

By D.E. Williams, E.D. Garten

Quantity 20 contains vital contributions to the sector from the united kingdom, Germany, and the U.S.. those care for the evolving position of the manager info officer, details ethics, library providers at a distance, e-metrics, and non-stop caliber development.

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490). Dowd went into this survey expecting to find righteous librarians, or morally indifferent librarians. Dowd did not view the behavior of these librarians as morally indifferent, but as morally judgmental (Dowd, 1989, p. 491). Because these librarians did not follow the library protocol of the reference interview, Dowd felt that they were not respecting his autonomy. He concluded that reference service should not discriminate on the basis of the nature of the query or the character of the person requesting the information; such judgment violates the autonomy of the agent requesting the information (Dowd, 1989, p.

Imperative’). According to Kant, there are three forms of imperatives: the technical imperative, belonging to art; the pragmatic imperative, belonging to welfare; and the moral imperative [Categorical Imperative], belonging to free conduct (Kant, pp. 26–27). Kant’s moral theory is unique in two ways; the law governing the moral imperative is categorical, and this imperative is derived from strictly formal principles. In Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals: On a Supposed Right to Lie Because of Philanthropic Concerns, Kant begins by clarifying good will: “There is no possibility of thinking of anything at all in the world, or even out of it, which can be regarded as good without qualification, except a good will” (Kant, p.

Both Kant and Dowd argue for a categorical nature to morality. It is a strength because little deliberation is required by either theory when determining the morally correct action. The strength is in the consistency of the principle – it is categorical. The weakness of the arguments presented by both Kant and Dowd is in the justification of such a principle – should it be categorical? Kant argues that reason itself is justification for morality and its categorical nature. Dowd’s argument is based on the premise that the mission of libraries is to provide an unfettered access to information (Hauptman, 1998, p.

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