Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009 *
p.m. * HHC Building (811 E. Seventh St.)
SIGN-UP REQUIRED (See below
for procedure.) * Refreshments provided
Does the mother of a mentally handicapped teenager have the right to
have her daughter sterilized because the youngster does not have the
capacity to care for a child or the competency to make a fully informed
reproductive decision on her own? Should the Federal Bureau of Prisons
be permitted to limit the religious books available to prisoners as a
means to quell terrorist activities? Is the use of killer robots in
armed combat justifiable, even if their designers cannot prevent them
causing civilian casualties? With some U.S. states allowing gay
marriage, what are the justifications for prohibiting polygamy, which
some argue is a free exercise of religion?
These and other tough ethical questions come from current, real-world
situations. Do you have answers? Can you persuade others that you are
right and your arguments relevant? At this program, such ethical
dilemmas will be explored, and debated, with the guidance of students
from (and alumni of) IU's National Championship Ethics Bowl Team.
participating will be team faculty advisor Sandy Shapshay of the
Department of Philosophy and team sponsor Richard Miller,
of the Poynter Center for the
Study of Ethics and American Institutions and a
member of the religious studies faculty.
SIGN-UP INFO: If you are interested in attending this event,
please e-mail hdubina
indicating you wish to
sign up for the ethics evening and including your name, e-mail
in school, and field(s) of study. Space is limited so we will let you
know by e-mail if a space was available when you replied.
If you are interested in applying to become a member of IU's 2009-10
Ethics Bowl team, please click here.
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