Ethics is not just about learning the rules. Ethics involves thinking deeply about the nature of right and wrong and developing a thoughtful framework for making decisions when it is not clear what the rules are or how they apply. The Prindle Institute for Ethics builds communities that value the discussion and examination of ethics.
Why study ethics?
Even if you have a good sense of your own values, studying ethics is worthwhile. Studying ethics improves your ability to engage in dialogue with people who have different moral perspectives from you. It may challenge you to think more deeply about your own moral perspective. Because of this, studying ethics helps you to adopt the values that represent your genuine self and to live consistently with those values as you learn more about the world and your place in it. Even good people can be better, and studying ethics can help you with that.
There are also practical reasons to study ethics. Studies show that people who study ethics have a significant advantage in the workplace — one of many career-oriented reasons to consider making the study of ethics a part of your collegiate life. Find out more about how ethics can enrich your life by exploring our site or reaching out to us. We’d love to start a conversation with you.