Is Ethics about Fitness or Flourishing?
Monday, May 13, 2019
2CREDITSBehavioral Ethics (not DE Ethics)
"Darwinian" ethics emphasizes the survival of the fittest, and focuses on "fitness" as a way of thinking about ethical best practices. "Aristotelean" ethics emphasizes the "good life," and incorporates ethics into a way of thinking about, and living, a "good life." Which is more appropriate in today's workplace? This workshop examines real world cases through these two lenses. Participants will be invited to weigh in on their preferred approach to ethics.
- Enhance participants’ critical thinking skills and approach to professional ethics
- Compare traditional notions of virtue and ethics with new-Darwinian ethical theory
- Distinguish between ethics in terms of “fitness” with ethics in terms of “flourishing”
- Critique a real-world case in light of the concepts presented in this workshop
- Why Bother with Ethics? Is there Really Such a Thing as Ethics
- Darwin and the Idea of Survival of the Fittest
- Aristotle and the Idea of Human Flourishing
- Is Professional Ethics about Fitness or Flourishing?