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Jann Benson


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The Center serves CSU undergraduates in Core Curriculum ethics courses and courses that examine ethical issues in the sciences and professional settings. It also serves faculty interested in integrating discussions of professional ethics into their courses by providing philosophy faculty and graduate student assistance in learning how to facilitate discussions on ethical topics, finding and using software to supplement training in ethical decision making, and understanding the rudiments of various ethical theories. The Center Coordinator is Dr. Harold Gamble, Department of Philosophy.


  • How Do We Reason About Morality?

    How does moral reasoning work? Do we first turn to moral theories from Bentham or Kant to resolve moral confusion? Jonathan Haidt, a moral psychologist, claims we act first and then defend our behavior much as a lawyer defends a client. Still, how should moral reasoning work? We consider dead dogs and Haidt’s example of [...]

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