Prof. Rory Smead’s research on the evolution of spite and cooperation was recently featured in an article in the New York Times. The original research article, “The Evolution of Fairness Through Spite,” can be found here, and the New York Times article is here.
Prof. Steve Nathanson recently testified in the last day of a trial of 12 protestors who committed acts of civil disobedience by trespassing at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Plymouth, Mass. Based on his prior writings about civil disobedience and the moral status of obedience to law, Steve was asked to be an expert witness on the circumstances under which civil disobedience might be justified and how it is supposed to be efficacious form of protest. The following article from the Cape Cod Times includes quotes from Steve as well as descriptions of the last day of the trial and the judge’s verdict. Downwinders convictedCapeCodTimes
This year the Ethics Institute will be hosting the 2014 Workshop in Applied Philosophy on Ethnography, Religion, and Ethics. For more information on this year’s workshop, please click here. For the call for papers, please click here.
The 2013 applied ethics workshop was held September 27th-28th on the topic of informed consent. Information about the workshop can be found here
The Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies (S.NET) is now accepting proposals for the 2013 annual meeting. This year’s theme is Innovation, Responsibility, and Sustainable Development. To submit a paper, please use the S.NET Submission Portal.
Professor Illingworth’s new book on the ethical significance of social capital, Us Before Me (Palgrave Macmillan), is now available. More about the book and the importance of social capital as an ethical concept can be found here.
The program for the 2012 Northeastern Workshop in Applied Philosophy, September 28-30, is now available here.
The program for the 29th International Social Philosophy Conference being held at Northeastern University July 26 – 28 is now available here. The abstracts for the papers being presented can be found here.
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Registration for The 2012 Workshop in Applied Philosophy is now open. This year’s topic is: “Global Justice and the Ethics of Exclusion”. The Workshop will be held September 28-30th, 2012. Read more…
We are excited to announce the Northeastern University Ethics Institute has been officially launched! The Institute’s mission is to bring ethical analysis and evaluation to bear on social and environmental issues, as well as to promote ethical reflection on decisions and challenges in contemporary life. It will do this by:
- Supporting faculty and students conducting ethics-oriented research
- Developing interdisciplinary research projects and programs on social and environmental issues
- Providing opportunities, both in the classroom and through experiential education, for cultivating ethical awareness and developing the skills associated with ethical inquiry and analysis
- Fostering campus-wide discourse on ethical dimensions of pressing social and environmental problems
- Functioning as a community resource on the ethical dimensions of local, national, and global social and environmental issues
The Institute’s interdisciplinary faculty have a diverse range of areas of expertise, including human rights, global justice, health care, war and terrorism, patriotism, emerging technologies, environmental justice, climate change, capital punishment, economic justice, ethical theory, religious ethics, and descriptive ethics. The Institute and its faculty embody Northeastern University’s commitment to engaged and impactful research, education and public scholarship.
For more information about the Institute and its programs, please visit us online at __________ or contact the Institute Director, Ronald Sandler, at firstname.lastname@example.org.