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
Family Releases Final Brittany Maynard Video as California Debates Right to Die
Earlier this month, the 29-year-old Maynard made a posthumous appearance in a video at a California senate committee hearing, in which she urged support for the passage of the state’s End-of-Life Option Act. Maynard wrote and taped her statement only weeks before her death.
Renowned Bioethics Professor John Arras Passes Away
University of Virginia professor served on the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, and his research explored topics such as synthetic biology, research ethics and whole genome sequencing.
Bioethics Commission Plays Early Role in BRAIN Initiative, Releases Gray Matters, Vol. 1
Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues released volume one of its two-part response to President Obama’s request related to the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative. The report, Gray Matters: Integrative Approaches for Neuroscience, Ethics, and Society, includes four recommendations for institutions and individuals engaged in neuroscience research including government agencies and other funders.
Joseph Vukov (left) discusses perspectives on moral worth on April 15, 2015
Many ethical questions require us to carefully consider the meanings of personhood and moral worth, in order to determine what we owe to others, and why. Fordham University Department of Philosophy Ph.D. Candidate and Research Fellow Joseph Vukov addressed this question at a Center for Ethics Education Faculty Seminar on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 in Keating Hall on Fordham’s Rose Hill Campus.
Posted in Fordham University Conferences and Events
Tagged brain trauma, Center for Ethics Education, Charles Camosy, cognitive capacity, Fordham University, Joseph Vukov, Michael Baur, Moral Status, Moral Worth, Personhood, Philosophy, Rose Hill, Theology
Six Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI) fellows recently published articles in a special issue of the most recent issue of Ethics & Behavior. The special issue – guest edited by RETI and Fordham University Center for Ethics Education Director Dr. Celia B. Fisher – highlights ethical issues in the responsible conduct of HIV research.
Posted in Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute
Tagged Brandon Brown, Celia B. Fisher, Charmaine Thokoane, empirical research, Ethics & Behavior, Evidence-based research ethics, Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute, HIV, HIV Prevention, HIV research, HPV, international, Michelle Broaddus, RCR, Responsible conduct of research, Santander Universities, sexual health, Shira Goldenberg, Special issue, Tania Basta, Thomas Guadamuz