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.