House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin administers the House oath to the members of the House of Representatives as the 115th Congress convenes on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. Andrew Fiala says ethical decision-making requires slow thought and careful consideration. But thoughtful deliberation is lacking in the era of instant communication.
House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin administers the House oath to the members of the House of Representatives as the 115th Congress convenes on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. Andrew Fiala says ethical decision-making requires slow thought and careful consideration. But thoughtful deliberation is lacking in the era of instant communication. J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE Associated Press
House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin administers the House oath to the members of the House of Representatives as the 115th Congress convenes on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. Andrew Fiala says ethical decision-making requires slow thought and careful consideration. But thoughtful deliberation is lacking in the era of instant communication. J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE Associated Press

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About Andrew Fiala

Andrew Fiala

Andrew Fiala is a professor of philosophy and director of The Ethics Center at Fresno State.