Patt Morrison for February 6, 2012

Ask an ethicist

Science And Ethics in Sport Symposium

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Edwin Moses looks on during a Science and Ethics in Sport Symposium at County Hall on October 3, 2011 in London, England.

Think of the ethical dilemmas that pop up every day – do you rat out a colleague cheating on an expense account? Do you give a reference to a relative you don’t like? More than likely, you find yourself located between two sides of an issue as often as you have a clear sense of what’s “right” and what’s “wrong,” which it turns out is pretty normal when it comes to the field of ethics. For those of you who truly grapple with the rightness and the wrongness (or the lack of a clear choice), we’ve got a new segment for you: “Ask an ethicist.” Join Patt and her guest Michael Josephson, the founder of the Josephson Institute of Ethics and its CHARACTER COUNTS! Project, as they attempt to untangle some ethical quandaries in the news and in your everyday life.

Guest:

Michael Josephson, founder, president, Josephson Institute of Ethics


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