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What Causes Moral Behavior?

Exploring this quintessential question at the heart of ethics is the goal of the UCI Interdisciplinary Center for the Scientific Study of Ethics and Morality. The center was established in 2003 by a group of scholars from social sciences, social ecology, biological sciences and medicine interested in recent scientific research that yields insight on the origins and causes of morality. In creating the center, UCI faculty are addressing topics that reflect critically on the moral implications of the new frontiers in science.

Housed in the School of Social Sciences, the center convenes faculty, researchers, graduate students, and visiting scholars from all disciplines to conduct studies, present lectures and publish professional papers and proceedings from public talks and organized conferences.

The Ethics Center is working with Artemis Joukowsky on a book and an award for moral courage

Ethics Center statement of concern about Executive Orders of January 25-27, 2017 

UPCOMING ONFERENCE

HUMANITY, WAR AND MORAL CHOICE
THE POWER OF NARRATIVE TO SHAPE MORAL ACTS

March 17-18, 2017
Humanities Gateway Building Room 1030
University of California, Irvine, CA

Open to the public FREE of charge
 

Follow Your Dreams Video

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