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FOSTERING ETHICS
EDUCATION, DIALOGUE,
AND RESEARCH.

Upcoming Events

February 22, 2019

Thomas E. Wartenberg Public Talk

11:30 am Memorial Student Union Building Ballroom
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April 12, 2019

Ethics Writing Retreat

9:00 am Hoover Hall
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Even good people can be better at ethics

The study of ethics is not about telling you what the rules are. Ethics is an exploration of questions about the nature of right and wrong. It’s about developing a thoughtful framework to help you decide what you should do when the answers aren’t clear. The Prindle Institute for Ethics is one of the largest collegiate ethics institutes in the country and is dedicated to encouraging and fostering the study of ethics - in all its facets.

WHY STUDY ETHICS?

Prindle
Prizes

Awarding students prizes for rigorous explorations of the ethical issues in their coursework. Coursework from almost any DePauw class is eligible.

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Ethics Bowl
Invitational Registration

Register your high school team for our second annual Summer High School Ethics Bowl Invitational.

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Faculty/Staff
Funding

Engage with ethics outside the classroom - funding from the Prindle Institute for projects or events that bring ethics to DePauw's campus in substantive ways.

Faculty/Staff Funding

Character. Attitude. Morals. Perspective.

Find out more about Express C.A.M.P., our philosophy-centered camp experience designed to equip Putnam County kids with the tools they need for ethical dialogue.

We examine key ethical issues behind current events and culture.

PRINDLE POST

FEB 15, 2019

The Perils of Globalizing Mental Health

Just because the Western outlook on mental illness is the most prevalent doesn’t mean it’s the best. Staff Writer Beatrice Harvey examines how globalizing mental health treatments might not be a world-wide cure-all.

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EXAMINING ETHICS

JAN 30, 2018

36: Facing the Synthetic Age with Christopher Preston

We’re in an age known as the Anthropocene, an era in which humans have been the dominant force on earth. We’ve impacted the climate, we’ve shaped the land and in recent years, we’ve made changes on the atomic and genetic levels. The philosopher Christopher Preston discusses his book The Synthetic Age on this month’s episode of Examining Ethics. We discuss technologies that have the potential to radically reshape the world as we know it. While these new technologies are interesting and in many cases, potentially helpful, Christopher argues that we need to see them for what they are: a “deliberate shaping” of the earth and the organisms in it. He wants us to think carefully about what it might mean for humans to live in a world that they have intentionally manipulated.

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PEA SOUP

FEB 9, 2019

Featured Philosopher: Ellie Mason

Philosopher Ellie Mason pitches her book Ways to be Blameworthy: Rightness, Wrongness, and Responsibility, due out at the end of February.

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