To the Usage of Concept of Ethics in Public Administration and Jurisprudence
Keywords:Lithuanian concept „dorovë“, morality, ethics, commissions.
The paper being of polemic character discusses the usage of such concepts as „ethics“, „morality“ and Lithuanian
concept „dorovë“ in public administration, jurisprudence and academic discourse. Referring to the classical
(Aristotelian) ethics as the conception of philosophical theory of morality, the paper analyses satirized stenography
of the Commission on Ethics and Procedures sitting in the Seimas of Lithuanian Republic. The paper claims that in
most cases the concept of „ethic“ should be replaced by the Lithuanian concept of „dorovë“ or at least by the
international concept of „morality“; „behavior code“ or at least „morality code“ should be used instead of „the code
of ethics“. In the case of speaking or writing about the real problems of ethics, it is suggested to explicate which
ethical theory of philosophy as the science of morality is observed.