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Ethics Bowl – student volunteers needed!

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PHILOSOPHY BOWLING RESULTS

• Is the world eternal? YES
• Do humans have contra-causal free will (i.e., can humans do otherwise)? NO
• Is beauty in the eye of the beholder? YES
• Do humans have souls? YES
• Are there natural rights? YES
• Is it morally permissible to eat meat? NO
• Is the unexamined life worth living? NO
• Is truth subjectivity? YES
• Is virtue necessary for happiness? YES
• Can a computer have a mind? YES
• Can humans know reality as it is in itself? YES
• Is hell other people? YES
• Can art be created accidentally? NO
• Can we change the past? NO
• Are numbers real? NO
• Is it always better to know the truth? YES

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USU is hosting an Ethics Bowl on Saturday, Nov 10.  The event will last much of the day.  We are in need of at least 4 moderators.  Students can fill that role so I am looking for some student volunteers.  It should be fun – you’ll get to hear some interesting moral dilemmas and various arguments on all sides.  No special training or expertise required to serve as a moderator.  You just need to be able to watch a clock to keep teams within their time limits.  You’ll get a free lunch to boot!

Let me know if you are interested by emailing me: harrison.kleiner@usu.edu

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