Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
The world is getting better, not worse. The enlightenment ideals of reason and science are a major reason why.Steven Pinker asks the big questions about human progress—and sets out, in public, to answer them. Author of Enlightenment Now and The Better Angels of Our Nature.Free and open to the public.
Technology that Reads Minds: Understanding the Ethical and Legal Implications of Artificial Intelligence
At the intersection of neuroscience and artificial intelligence lies a wealth of opportunity for business, labour, and society at large. Yet along with progress comes a host of ethical dilemmas. As a leading scholar and neuro-ethicist who has advised the United States Congress, NITA FARAHANY '98 considers what our neurological information is worth, and the implications of making it available to corporations, workplaces, and government.
Professor Sonu Bedi on The Practice of Disagreement
"That's a feature of the American republic, to disagree." Join Professor of Government Sonu Bedi, as he delves into the rich and sometimes contentious history of disagreement and the United States Constitution. Watch Now
The 2022 Law and Ethics fellowship program is a two-term fellowship that introduces students to the study and application of ethics and its relationship to the practice of disagreement on the Supreme Court and some pending cases on its docket. Students will meet with a range of scholars, including our named lecturers Steven Pinker and Nita Farahany, in a small, informal group setting.
Normative questions are at the core of the study of ethics. This includes not just those working in moral and political philosophy but those who also study legal institutions and norms, religious ethics, health care ethics, welfare economics and a range of other topics and issues. The Institute seeks to build upon this core as it affirms an ecumenical definition of "ethics," one that intersects with a range of disciplines across the Dartmouth curriculum. The Ethics Across the Curriculum student guide is an informal guide of ethics related courses across the Dartmouth curriculum.
Congratulations to our 2022 Law and Ethics Fellows
The Ethics Institute seeks to advance Dartmouth's unique teacher scholar model by providing graduate and undergraduate students funds to work on a research project under the supervision of a Dartmouth faculty advisor. Learn more