Guiding Principles for the Center
Based on the premise that an educated citizenry is necessary for democracy,the Center aims to foster dialogue and build community. While the Center is non‑advocacy, many events are organized around political topics where respected scholars and public figures advocate particular positions on ethics and public policy. Advocacy in public forums must meet minimum academic standards.Scholarship and civil discourse have individual and social dimensions. Interdisciplinary ethics aids individuals in making personal decisions relevant to private and professional life. Interdisciplinary ethics also engages individuals with others in dialogue.All ethics center forums are free and open to the public.
The purpose of the Center for the Study of Ethics at Utah Valley University is to facilitate and support the academic study of ethics in interdisciplinary contexts. Interdisciplinary ethics includes (1) traditional moral philosophy and (2) the integration of theory and practice across the disciplines and professions. Center activities include public forums and support of faculty and student scholarship.
About the Blog
Beginning in November 2010 we started doing audio recordings of all Ethics Center events in addition to the occasional video taping that we do. We'll post all of that here, available as an rss feed and podcast. We'll also be posting images we've taken, posters advertising the events, comments from faculty, students, and community as well as "official" communication from the Ethics Center.