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Facing my moral imperfections

Title: Facing your moral imperfections. Welcome to adulthood. There was a lecture today that attempted to demonstrate the Socratic Method. The professor asked this question: If you could alleviate or eliminate suffering at a relatively low cost to yourself, should you? The overwhelming answer from the audience was yes. As a society, we generally perceive…

Why take ethics?

This quarter, I enrolled in two ethics classes: one on effective altruism and the other about ethical questions “on the edge,” particularly those pertaining to technological advances and modern social problems. I had decided during winter quarter that I wanted to minor in ethics in society, simply because the classes sounded interesting. While I got…