Ethics Seminar

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This spring semester, we continue to host our undergraduate ethics seminar, Being, Thinking, Doing (Or Not!): Ethics in Your Life, in cooperation with the MIT Philosophy Department (Course 24.191 in Room 32-D461 from 7:00-8:30pm). We are thrilled to have Abby Everett Jacques teaching the class and co-hosting with Patricia-Maria Weinmann, Radius Associate Coordinator. Abby is a post-doc in the MIT Philosopy Department where she brings her philosophical tools and ethical lens to information technologies.

This weekly seminar introduces students to the field of ethics, with a focus on the daily choices we can make to create a more just world. The seminar helps students build relationships, investigate ethical problems, share resources, and clarify their personal and vocational principles. The course also introduces students to the work of guest scholars representing a variety of disciplines, including philosophy, economics, environmental studies, and urban planning.  A delicious dinner is served each week!

What students say about our ethics seminars:

  • “This class provided me with a foundation and vocabulary to be able to articulate my thoughts.”
  • “I really value that I got to talk with other students—especially those who didn’t think the same way I do. It was helpful to find common ground.”
  • “When I would hear other students’ thoughts, it would shake me up.”
  • “This class gave me the opportunity to study ethics in an applied way using solid information—great combination of facts and ethics!”
  • “I loved the different voices and opinions.”
  • “Now I have to figure out how to sustain my awareness and commit to change.”