Join the Ethics Bowl Team
The Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl (IEB)
gives students a chance to enter an academic competition that combines
excitement and fun with an educationally valuable experience in the
areas of practical and professional ethics.
Each year the IEB brings together hundreds of students across North
America to debate and morally assess some of the most pressing and
complex ethical issues facing society today, including ethical issues in
business and professional ethics, biomedical ethics, environmental
ethics, and national and international social and political affairs.
Preparing for and competing in the IEB and other events will provide
you with a deeper and more critical understanding of philosophical,
practical, and professional ethics. It will also help you to
persuasively articulate, communicate, and defend your positions in
Students interesting in participating are encouraged to take PHIL
2810/COST 3200 Moral Argumentation and Debate, to be offered on Tuesdays
from 5 - 7:30 p.m. in the Fall 2014 term. In this course we will study
moral theory and theories of moral argumentation and debate and then use
what we have learned to analyze and debate the 2014 Regional Ethics
Bowl cases. This course is open to all students and does not require
extra curricular ethics bowl competition.
Past cases have raised the following questions. Is the use of US
military drone strikes ethical? Should we ban violent sports? Are
international pharmaceutical patent laws fair to developing countries?
Should we respect indigenous cultural practices that harm protected
species, such as whales? Should we allow the use reproductive
technologies for selecting desirable traits in children? What is the
relationship between free speech and ethical speech? Should the code of
ethics for photojournalists be amended? Is the display of different
types of political symbols unethical?
For more information about the SHU Ethics Bowl Team or the PHIL
2810/COST 3200 course in Moral Argumentation and Debate please contact
Profs. Abe Zakhem email@example.com and Cathy Zizik firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
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