“Public Philosophy For All” fans convene in Ypsilanti for confounding questions and convivial commentary
Ann Arbor, MI – On the evening of April 18, Ypsilanti’s Corner Brewery became the ethics epicenter of Washtenaw County when four competing teams, members of the University of Michigan Philosophy Department, volunteers from host organization A2Ethics, and a devoted and curious audience launched the 10th Annual Big Ethical Question Slam.
Ann Arbor, MI – High school students from around the area put pen to paper over the past few weeks to write about some issues that mattered to them – and most notably, the ethical dilemmas that accompany them – in this year’s A2Ethics case competition.
PUB GRUB AND ETHICS COME TOGETHER AT NINTH ANNUAL BIG QUESTIONS SLAM FOR EVERYDAY PHILOSOPHERS
Ann Arbor, MI – Earlier this month, six teams of “everyday philosophers” converged at Conor O’Neill’s Irish Pub to bring their unique perspectives to bear on some common and not so common ethical questions – cheered by a crowd of fellow philosophy fans and reviewed by a panel of three judges whose day jobs ARE in philosophy.
Ann Arbor, MI – Is it ethical for banks to raise the credit lines of financially vulnerable customers? What are the moral limits of lawyer-client privilege in murder cases? Should protester anonymity be protected in all venues? What ethical considerations should be taken into account in emergency medical evacuations?
Ann Arbor, MI – For the past two years, the Ann Arbor deer cull has been the subject of much conversation among Ann Arborites — and this fall, it will be the subject of conversations across the country, too, as an ethics case for regional High School Ethics Bowls in twenty-five states outside Michigan.
Huron High School senior Miguel Cisneros’s case “The Cull”, written with help from fellow Huron students Ellie Makar-Limanov and Frank Seidl, has been picked for inclusion in the case study set featured in regional competitions leading up to the National High School Ethics Bowl.