I recognize and respect the diverse faiths and perspectives of my students, including the views of those with no specific faith interest or background.
I encourage them to develop their critical thinking.
Socrates said that an unexamined life was not worth living. My mission is to develop reflective and critical thinking skills in my students. Reasoned examination, authentic dialogue, and serious contemplation of ideas that the students may or may not personnally embrace sharpen each student's reasoning skill.
It is important for students to reflect on diverse approaches to ethics and morality. The goal is thinking about the subject matter of ethical theory and character development.
Kant's one standard for testing ethical behavior was a version of the Golden rule designated the categorical imperative. " Act in conformity with that maxim, and that maxim only, which you can at the same time will to be a universal law."