*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Ethics Institute events for the rest of the Spring 2020 semester have been postponed. In the meantime, we are actively engaged in gathering policies and recommendations for best ethical practices during this crisis. Please consult our Ethics Resources page for further information. Stay well. *
We aim to transform the study of ethics by supporting faculty and student research,
to engage students and faculty across the University in meaningful conversations about
ethics, and to inspire our students and our communities to practice and promote ethical
leadership throughout their daily lives.
“Act only according to that maxim by which you can at the same time will that it should become universal law.” --Immanuel Kant
“The creed which accepts as the foundation of morals, Utility, or the Greatest-Happiness Principle, holds that actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness, wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness.”
-- John Stuart Mill
“Caring requires paying attention, seeing, listening, responding with respect. Its logic is contextual, psychological. Care is a relational ethic, grounded in a premise of interdependence. But it is not selfless.”
-- Carol Gilligan
“Arguments for preservation based on the beauty of wilderness are sometimes treated as if they were of little weight because they are 'merely aesthetic.' That is a mistake."