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.
Greetings and welcome back!
As many of you know I am spending the fall term at Harvard but the Ethics Center is in the good hands of the Tobis Fellows, who are organizing several events this term. You will receive announcements as the term proceeds.
The Tobis Fellows also are updating the website so if you have additional information to add to your profile, or if you wish to redo your profile, please let me know. We try to link profiles to the Departmental websites.If any of you have speakers you would like to invite to campus this year, please let me know.
Also, I would like to ask for volunteers or nominations for the Ethics Center Board, which meets once a term to plan for the Center. It is not a time-consuming task and we try hard to do as much as possible via email, to save your time.
With good wishes,
Kristen Renwick Monroe
- 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
September 13, 2018
Study by logic and philosophy of science professors Barrett and Skyrms among Philosopher's Annual top-ten list of 2017
How toddlers use social cues to avoid bullies
September 12, 2018
Research by Ashley Thomas and Barbara Sarnecka, cog sci, via the Independent Online, Sep. 12, 2018