Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Join CSEP's Bioethics Journal Club!

The Ethics Center is launching a Bioethics Journal Club that will meet regularly to discuss recent academic articles on a variety of topics. 

Our first meeting will be on Wednesday, September 2, at noon.

Everybody interested in discussing bioethics issues is very welcome!

The title and abstract of the article we will be reading  for the first session can be found here:

Participants are welcome to propose future articles for discussion.

If you are interested in joining, please contact Elisabeth Hildt at ehildt@iit.edu

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

New Books at the CSEP Library

We have another round of new books ready to be checked out at the Ethics Center Library!


Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us about Morality
Patricia S. Churchland
 
Human Identity and Bioethics
David DeGrazia
 
Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking
Daniel C. Dennett
 
Bioethics: A Systematic Approach
Bernard Gert
 
Hard Luck: How Luck Undermines Free Will and Moral Responsibility
Neil Levy
 
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
John Locke
 
Reasons and Persons
Derek Parfit
 
Staying Alive: Personal Identity, Practical Concerns, and the Unity of a Life
Marya Schechtman
 
Moral Psychology: Free Will and Moral Responsibility
Walter Sinnott- Armstrong
 
Moral Psychology: The Cognitive Science of Morality: Intuition and Diversity
Walter Sinnott-Armstrong
 
Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity
Charles Taylor
 
Morality: An Introduction
Bernard Williams
 
The Variety of Values: Essays on Morality, Meaning, and Love,
Susan Wolf
 
 
 

Be a Judge at the 2015 IIT Tech Global Leaders Ethics Bowl!

The Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions invites faculty, staff and interested graduate students to participate as a judge or moderator in the Illinois Tech Global Leaders Ethics Bowl on Friday, July 10, 2015 from 2-5 p.m. on the Illinois Institute of Technology Main Campus.
The Illinois Tech Global Leaders Program brings 100 high-achieving, Chicago-area high school students together for a four-week, thematic program that introduces them to diverse science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) career fields and involves the students in searching for solutions to pressing world problems with significant technological and ethical aspects.
The Ethics Bowl competition will challenge the students to take what they have learned during the first weeks of the program a step further, asking them to work as a group to analyze and discuss a series of ethics cases concerning world problems such as issues surrounding emerging technologies, the environment, disease prevention, crime, and issues related to the current economy and job creation.
There will be a 45-minute training session for judges and moderators at 2 p.m., after which there will be one round of ethics bowl. The deadline to volunteer is Tuesday, June 30, 2015.
If you have questions or are interested in being a part of the competition, email Kelly Laas at laas@iit.edu.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

First High School Ethics Bowl Competition

 

The Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions would like to congratulate the students from Nicholas Senn High School, Oak Park and River Forest High School, and Pritzker College Prep for taking part on Chicago's first every high school ethics bowl event. The students took part in two rounds of ethics bowl where they discussed issues ranging from the right to privacy teens have when using social media to the ethics of using stimulants off-label for help in taking standardized tests.

CSEP is looking to plan an official regional high school ethics bowl for the Chicago area in January of 2016 (date to be determined). Winners of this competition will have the chance to take part in the National High School Ethics Bowl competition in late April of 2016 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and compete against the top high school teams from around the country.

If you are interested in learning more about the High School Ethics bowl, please visit the organization's home page at http://nhseb.unc.edu/. If you are interested in learning how to start a high school team in the Chicago area, or are interested in helping organize the regional competition, please contact Kelly Laas at laas@iit.edu.

Thanks to all the students, coaches, and judges who helped make this event a success!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Lecture: Ethics of Biological Weapons Use, April 14, 12:50-130

The IIT Ethics Bowl is sponsoring a speaker event at Perlstein Hall Rm 109 from 12:50-1:30. This speaker event will cover the ethical issues surrounding biological weapons. There will also be food! Please see below for more information on our speaker. Hope to see you all there!


Adam Rouse, Legal Fellow

Adam Rouse, Legal FellowAdam Rouse is the Legal Fellow for the Institute of Science, Law, and Technology at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. During his J.D. program Adam spent time teaching high school students their constitutional rights and responsibilities as a Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Fellow. Adam's written works include the intersection of attribution of hostile cyber activities with the law of armed conflict, the use of drones in domestic law enforcement, internet privacy and regulation, and space law and policy. Adam earned a B.A., summa cum laude, from Argosy University, a J.D., magna cum laude, from Arizona Summit Law School, and an LL.M. in Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law from the University of Nebraska College of Law.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

New Books at the CSEP Library


 
We have a large selection of new books at the CSEP Library which are ready to be checked out! See below for the full list.


Cave, Peter


Decety, Jean
 
Fischmann, Tamara and Elisabeth Hildt


Giordano, James


Habermas, J├╝rgen

 

Illes, Judy


MacIntyre, Alasdair


Prinz, Jesse J.


Sternberg, Robert J.

My Brain made me do it
 Eliezer J. Sternberg


Sinnott-Armstrong, Walter


Vincent, Nicole A
 

Nadelhoffer, Thomas A.


Moreno, Jonathan D.


Blank, Robert H.

 

Monday, April 6, 2015

Interdisciplinary Symposium on Intution and Morality, April 30th


Is morality intuitive or intellectual? While many moral philosophers and psychologists have long held that moral decisions and moral character are developed primarily through explicit deliberation, research from psychology and cognitive science now suggests that subconscious intuition plays a central role in our moral lives and experiences. Working at the intersection of empirical and theoretical analysis, Dr. Darcia Narvaez and Dr. Nancy Snow investigate the boundaries, influences, and implications of intuition in moral judgment and decision-making. Both presentations aim to give a deeper understanding of how intuitive processes guide moral agency and development. Refreshments will be served.
 
Come join us on April 30th from 4-6:30 in the MTCC for this event. Refreshments will be served.