Wikimedia Ethics

Plato (left) and Aristotle (right), a detail of The School of Athens. Aristotle gestures to the earth, representing his belief in knowledge through empirical observation and experience, while holding a copy of his Nicomachean Ethics in his hand, whilst Plato gestures to the heavens, representing his belief in The Forms.


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What are ethics?Edit

Ethics are moral standards of conduct agreed upon to define right and wrong. That which is ethical is considered morally correct. That which is unethical is considered morally wrong. Ethics are usually considered in a professional code of conduct as a qualified professional is under more expection than an unqualified individual to have a learned understanding of the accepted principles of right and wrong.

Learning ethics in online mediaEdit

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Its authors are committed to maintaining a high level of scholarly ethics.

Principles of ethics in online media is the scope for this resource; however, this resource draws upon comparisons that center on the English Wikipedia, which has over a quarter-million biographies of living persons (BLPs) as well as many articles that characterize people, organizations, events, and other aspects of human activity. The degree to which the content and practices of Wikimedia projects adhere to commonly recognized principles of ethics, which include such comparisons of Wikipedia, are what this resource examines.

Temporary guideline: This project currently does not accept case studies of living people until further notice.

List of subpagesEdit

Resource ManagementEdit

Learning resourcesEdit

Thomas Nagel teaching an undergraduate course in ethics at New York University

How to improve this resourceEdit

Diagram from learning resource on Action research
  1. Identify principles for objective evaluation
  2. Evaluate Wikimedia systems
  3. Identify what needs to be learned by the community
  4. Create or update collaborative research pages and workshops

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

  • Wikidashboard - facilitates analysis of relative contributors to Wikipedia articles by specific authors