About this Event
The ORI Seminar Series focuses on ethical dilemmas and hot topics in research, integrity, and research with human participants. The next seminar, entitled “Meat Eating and Ethics Courses” will be led by Dr. Eric Schwitzgebel, Professor in the Department of Philosophy
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Do students who take university-level ethics classes behave any differently as a result of their coursework? The issue is difficult to study, both because of the difficulty of randomly assigning some students to study ethics and others not to do so and because real-world moral behavior is difficult to measure. Dr. Schwitzgebel will report on one study in which exposure to classroom instruction on the ethics of eating meat appeared to substantially influence students' dining choices on campus in the following weeks, as measured by students' dining receipts with their identifying information removed.
Eric Schwitzgebel is a professor of philosophy at UC Riverside. His most recent book is A Theory of Jerks and Other Philosophical Misadventures. At The Splintered Mind, he blogs regularly on issues at the intersection of philosophy and psychology.
This event is free and open to the public. The number of registrants is limited.