PHL126: Schedule of Presentations Fall 2005

Presenters

TOPIC (dates subject to adjustments)

SURVEY QUESTION

Don Easlick, Sam Geer, Kathleen Mareras, Tyler Martinez

Equality: Discrimination & Affirmative Action (Tu 11/1)

Affirmative action is unjust reverse discrimination.

James Tibbetts, Kelly Stephens, Meghan Rector

Animal Suffering & Animal Research, Taking Animal Life: Vegetarianism (Th 11/3)

Animal experimentation should be banned.
Killing animals for food is morally highly  questionable.

Angie Asam, Margaret Ryder, Briana Reissner, Jessica Kennard,

Taking Unborn Human Life: Abortion  (Tu 11/8)

Abortion should be banned.

Paula Colburn, Emily Boerman, Christina Jancek, Timothy Chairez

Taking Human Life: Mercy Killing (Th 11/10)

Euthanasia should be legalized.

Shalee Miedema, Jeni Gaston, Caleb Barnes

Rich and Poor: Distributive Justice (Th 11/17)

The poor are morally entitled to more of the world’s wealth.

Susanne Ball, Jason Latz, Jessica Kuras

Insiders & Outsiders: Immigration & Refugees (Tu 11/22)

The U.S. should allow increased immigration.

Kyle Brandt, Molly Allen, Kathryn Kanous

Environmental Ethics (Tu 11/29)

Drastic action is needed now to prevent environmental disaster.

Joseph Stump-Goodall, Tracy Hair, Alyssa Gooch

Legality & Morality: Civil  Disobedience, Why Be Moral?
(Th 12/1)

You are morally obliged to obey even unjust laws.
The moral thing ought to be done
period, always, regardless.

Survey Results

Question
AGREE
agree
neither
disagree
DISAGREE
Total
Affirmative action is unjust reverse discriminion.
3
12
7
1
0
17
Animal experimentation should be banned.
1
5
3
9
5

-12

Killing animals for food is morally highly questionable.
0
2
5
9
7
-21
Abortion should be banned.
4
6
6
4
3
4
Euthanasia should be legalized.
0
5
11
4
3
-5
The poor are morally entitled to more of the world's wealth.
1
4
7
11
0
-5
The U.S. should allow increased immigration.
1
1
7
12
2
-13
Drastic action is needed now to prevent environmental disaster.
5
10
8
0
0
20
You are morally obliged to obey even unjust laws.
0
6
6
8
3
-8
The moral thing ought to be done period, always, regardless.
4
5
3
9
2
0