Ethics Slam             Ethics Bowl             

Report From The National Bowl Quarterfinals To The Slam-Off


In a world where almost everything is a political or economic game…this game is different. 

A2Ethics and The Manitoba Association for Rights & Liberties invite you to an evening that is less a competition than a mutual interest in celebrating the idea that issues today can be discussed using an ethical lens. And that all of us the world over should give a nod to everyday as well as to famous philosophers.

So, Please Join Us: 

Thursday, April 23rd from 7:30-9:30pm at Conor O'Neill's Pub, 318 S. Main Street in Ann Arbor

Team members from Arbor Hospice Ethics and the University of Winnipeg Debate Society will be responding to questions ranging from---the ethics of watering your lawn in a drought and the moral benefits and harms of our "sharing" economy---to the dilemmas we face with organ donation and the ethical obligations we as citizens have during pandemics. 

And audience members will have an opportunity, if they are so inclined, to share with us their favorite philosophers…so that we may offer toasts to them throughout the evening.

The International Big Ethical Question Slam-Off is a simulcast event---and the first ever. Please help us toast friendship and philosophy. 


The National High School Ethics Bowl: Michigan State Champs In Quarterfinals!

Ann Arbor Pioneer High School's Ethics Bowl Team soared to the final 8 at the third annual Nationals in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on April 10th. They maximized everyone's happiness by making friends from Manitoba to Arkansas and introduced philosopher W.D. Ross to the team they lost to--Phillips Exeter Academy from New Hampshire. Though they were disappointed not to take the toga and the laurels…they were exceptional ambassadors. All praise and honor to seniors Brett Boehman and Ellen Sauer; juniors Basil Baccouche, Courtney Fulcher, Noe Barrell and Ge-Ling Lee. And all due respect for coaches, UM department of philosophy's Zoe Johnson-King, who prepared the team with a breathtaking overview of the world of philosophy; and faculty coach, history teacher Brent Richards, who gave them the historical background and research skills to match. You have all made "Fern City Proud!"   
The 2015 Michigan Ethics Bowl State Champs and their UM Philosopher Coach taking their daily walk. Just like Immanuel Kant in Koenigsberg? Or are they on Abbey Road?   
 In front of the stoa, showing Stoic resolve! The 2015 National Ethics Bowl quarterfinalists from Ann Arbor Pioneer High School with their friends from the Kirby Preparatory School in Santa Cruz, California. 
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