PHL126: Schedule of Presentations 5/12-5/21

Presenter

TOPIC (dates subject to adjustments)

SURVEY QUESTION

Ben Zilz

Equality: Discrimination & Affirmative Action (M 5/12)

Affirmative action is unjust reverse discrimination.

Jaqueline Marlink

Animal Suffering & Animal Research (M 5/12)

Animal experimentation should be banned.

Carlton Hill

Taking Animal Life: Vegetarianism (Tu 5/13)

Killing animals for food is morally highly questionable.

Jim Hunsanger

Taking Unborn Human Life: Abortion  (Tu 5/13)

Abortion should be banned.

Chris Walker

Taking Human Life: Mercy Killing (W 5/14)

Euthanasia should be legalized.

Ashely Borcherding

Rich and Poor: Distributive Justice (W 5/14)

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

Greg Nelson

Insiders & Outsiders: Immigration & Refugees (Th 5/15)

The U.S. should allow increased immigration.

Rebecca Kinney

Environmental Ethics (Th 5/15)

Drastic action is needed now to prevent environmental disaster.

Mat Lambourn

Legality & Morality: Civil  Disobedience (M 5/19)

You are morally obliged to obey even unjust laws.

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Why Be Moral? (survey only)

Miriam Zinger (commentator)

Colloquium I (Tu 5/20: 9:00 am): James Hunsanger,  Mari Stewart, Kristi Trinkle

Human Obligation & Animal Rights

Anne Westerman (commentator)

Colloquium II (Tu 5/20: 10:30 am): Mathew Lambourn, Gregory Nelson, Carlton Hill, Christopher Walker,

Killing and Letting Die

Mari Stewart (commentator)

Colloquium III (W 5/21: 9:00 am): Jacqueline Marlink, Rebecca Kinney, Ben Zilz

Euthanasia

Kristi Trinkle (commentator)

Colloquium IV (W 5/21: 10:30 am): Ashley Borcherding, Anne Westerman, Miriam Zinger

Abortion

 

Question

AGREE

agree

Neither

disagree

DISAGREE

Total

Affirmative action is unjust reverse discrimination.

1

7

3

1

0

8

Animal experimentation should be banned.

1

3

1

6

1

-3

Killing animals for food is morally questionable.

0

0

1

8

3

-14

Abortion should be banned.

4

3

2

3

0

8

Euthanasia should be legalized.

3

2

2

2

3

0

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

0

3

4

5

0

-2

The U.S. should allow increased immigration.

0

0

4

5

3

-11

Drastic action is needed now to prevent environmental disaster.

2

8

1

1

0

11

You are morally obliged to obey even unjust laws.

0

2

4

4

2

-6

The moral thing ought to be done period, always, regardless.

2

6

2

2

0

8