Simon Lee, a medical anthropologist in the Department of Clincial Science at UTSW will be leading a dinner conversation on “Quality of Care and Clinical Trial Recruitment: System Ethics and Disparities in Access.” For more information about the NTBN, click here.
In the April 24th Chronicle Review, Robert J. Sternberg has an essay in which he describes a model for teaching ethical behavior. One might wonder about the newness. However, there is no doubt about the value of the algorithm he offers. Sternberg’s eight step model of behaving ethically: 1. Recognize that there is an event […]
Yesterday’s New York Times again contained an op-ed piece about moral philosophy. Nicholas Kristof wrote about Peter Singer and the movement for animal rights that he more or less launched in 1973. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/09/opinion/09kristof.html?em Once again a professor is bound to find a few errors and misconceptions in a newspaper story on his specialty. It’s not […]
Steve Sverdlik has given us a cogent commentary on today’s Op Ed column by David Brooks. I particularly like Steve’s reference to researchers/theorists who are squaring the evolutionary argument for altruism and empathy with the (broader? more traditional?) evolutionary processes of competition and natural selection. (It’s still a jungle out there!) I hope readers of […]
I am not used to opening the morning paper and seeing an op-ed piece on general issues in moral philosophy. But today’s New York Times has such a piece by David Brooks . http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/07/opinion/07Brooks.html?_r=1 Brooks reads widely. He is aware that many philosophers these days are sympathetic to the arguments of psychologists and cognitive scientists […]