Department of Philosophy

Ethics Debate Team

During the Fall students prepare to participate in the Southeastern Regional Ethics Bowl competition.

The competition will focus on 15 applied ethics cases, distributed sometime in early September. Students will analyze the central ethical tensions of each case, crafting arguments and illustrations to support their claims about what ethical duties the relevant parties face, who is to praise or to blame morally for actions described in the case, and how relevant ethical goods such as utility, justice, autonomy, and integrity might be maximized. Students will then present their views and critique the presented views of others in several rounds of highly structured debate at the regional competition.

Participation on the Ethics Bowl team is a great way to meet new people, practice your debate skills, build your resume, and get course credit.

Typically during the Fall semester, the Ethics Bowl team meets twice a week for a total of 5 hours a week. If you are interested in receiving more information, please contact Antonio Capuano.

2016 Ethics Debate Team:

Dannial Budhwani, Emily Campbell, Lucas Copeland, Garrett Kizer, CJ Jackson
We competed in the Southeast Regional Ethics Bowl that took place at the University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL on Saturday, October 29th, 2016. We classified at the 8th place out of 18 teams. 

 

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Last Updated: August 09, 2017