Over the weekend, Fordham University Center for Ethics Education Postdoctoral Fellow and Program Administrator for the Adolescent Scientific Access Project Dr. Miriam R. Arbeit graduated from Tufts University with a Ph.D. in Child Study and Human Development, and served as the student speaker for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Doctoral Hooding Ceremony.
Entitled, “What are we ready to risk? Academia, advocacy, and activism,” Dr. Arbeit’s speech addressed the concept of solidarity and risk sharing, particularly in an academic context.
Posted in Contemporary Ethical Issues, Opinion
Tagged activism, advocacy, Alicia Garza, Black Lives Matter, Center for Ethics Education, Darren Wilson, Ferguson, Fordham University, LGBT youth, LGBTQ, LGBTQ Ethics, Michael Brown, Mimi Arbeit, Morgan Collado, PhD, Sex Ed Transforms, solidarity, Tufts University, White Capitalist Heteropatriarchy
The Fordham University Center for Ethics Education is hosting a 3-day intensive cross-disciplinary graduate course entitled “Theories and Applications in Contemporary Ethics.” The course will take place next week, from May 19-21, 2015 on the Rose Hill campus.
Each day will feature two Fordham faculty members from different departments presenting on and discussing different topics in contemporary ethics. Using a team-teaching approach, this course brings together faculty from six disciplines to provide foundational knowledge about moral philosophy, moral theology, and bioethics, and features lectures and case discussion on issues of current social importance.
Posted in Bioethics, Fordham University Conferences and Events
Tagged Adam Fried, Annika Hinze, Bioethics, border crossings, Center for Ethics Education, Cross-disciplinary, Elizabeth Yuko, Ethics, Europe, Fordham University, genetic testing, immigrant detentions, Jason Morris, LGBT youth, Michael Baur, Natural Science, Patrick Hornbeck, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Theories and applications
Book Review: The Most Good You Can Do by Peter Singer (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015). ISBN 978-0-300-18027-5.
Reviewed by Michael S. Dauber
Peter Singer’s new book The Most Good You Can Do is the latest installment in a series of works dedicated to advancing altruism as a way of life. The book expands directly on Singer’s work in The Life You Can Save (2010), a best-selling text that argued that our obligation to help the poor overseas is just as strong as the obligation to save a drowning child one comes across in a river: if one can easily help, one is required to, and distance and nationality are not excuses to withhold aid.
Fordham University Center for Ethics Education Director Dr. Celia B. Fisher
On Thursday, April 30th, Fordham University Center for Ethics Education Dr. Celia B. Fisher was interviewed by ABC 7 Eyewitness News on the ethics of the right to biological parenthood and the moral responsibility of prospective parents. These issues were raised in the context of actress Sofia Vergara’s current legal battle with her ex-fiancé regarding the future of two frozen embryos they created when they were together.
Posted in Contemporary Ethical Issues
Tagged ABC 7 Eyewitness News, Biological Parenthood, California, Celia B. Fisher, Center for Ethics Education, Custody, Fordham University, Frozen Embryos, legal battle, Modern Family, Moral responsibility, New York Times, Nick Loeb, ownership, Sofia Vergara, surrogacy
By: Michael S. Dauber
In the course of my studies and in my everyday experiences, I have often been asked about the significance of philosophy. What is it? Does philosophy even matter anymore since science answers many of our pressing questions?
Each episode of AMC’s Breaking Bad spinoff/prequel Better Call Saul features the main character involved in some sort of murky legal and ethical situations. After noticing that other podcasts and blogs that discuss the show had not yet adequately addressed the legal ethics issues that arise in each episode, New York-based ethics lawyer and Fordham University School of Law graduate Nicole Hyland decided to fill that void.
Posted in Contemporary Ethical Issues
Tagged Above the Law, AMC, Better Call Saul, Blog, Breaking Bad, Ethics of Better Call Saul, Ethics of Breaking Bad, Fordham Law, Fordham University School of Law, Lawyer2Lawyer, legal ethics, New Mexico, New York state, Nicole Hyland, Slate