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.
- New publication by Tobis Fellow Katrin Travouillon
Tobis Fellow Lina Kreidie chosen as Fulbright Scholar
- 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
- Kenneth Arrow, Nobel-Winning Economist Whose Influence Spanned Decades, Dies at 95
- Follow Your Dreams Video
How Did We Get So Afraid for Our Kids?
October 26, 2016
Digital War Symposium
March 17, 2017
Humanity, War and Moral Choice: The Power of Narrative to Shape Moral Acts
March 17, 2017 - March 18, 2017
Social sciences scholars awarded for work on human cognition, nuclear proliferation
Nuclear proliferation expert earns top honors
January 17, 2018
UCI Tierney Chair Etel Solingen is 2018 National Academy of Sciences Estes Award winner