The second annual McNerney-Hanson Ethics Bowl Showcase was held on Saturday, April 5, according to College of Arts and Sciences dean Michael F. Andrews (pictured). The event was sponsored by Andrews, who also serves as the McNerney-Hanson University Endowed Chair in Ethics.
This year’s McNerney-Hanson Ethics Bowl highlighted the nationally acclaimed UP Speech and Debate Union, whose members explored two ethics issues in front of a packed audience at Mago Hunt Theater. One case study explored the relationship between ethics and technology in an examination of Google’s purported “driverless car.” The second case study explored the relationship between ethics, law, and science in an examination of whether bone marrow donors should be paid. Special thanks go out to Bohn Lattin and Brian Simmons, communication studies; Richard Askay and Andrew Eshleman, philosophy.
Unlike other ethics bowl competitions, the annual McNerney-Hanson Ethics Bowl Showcase reflects a particular UP emphasis on ethical formation of the whole person and the study and articulation of ethical theory and practice. The purpose of the Ethics Bowl is to encourage ethics education across the curriculum by exposing graduate and undergraduate students to a philosophically reflective, ethical style of thinking that allows them to apply an understanding of ethics to particular situations and issues.
For more information contact Andrews at 7760 or firstname.lastname@example.org.