Outstanding Student Volunteer
A philosophy major suits all types of passions. Natalie Temple volunteers as a Court Appointed Special Advocate, serving the court system by meeting with the children, biological parents, foster parents, family attorneys and the social workers to gauge the well-being of family.
What does it mean when humans shift from being caretakers of the Earth to being shapers of it? And in whom should we trust to decide the contours of our synthetic future? Dr. Christopher Preston explores emerging Anthropocene technologies for their impact on the human-nature experience and new ethical dilemmas created by new technologies.
Ethics and Justice
What are our ethical obligations to each other? How do we build a just society, one that addresses among other things issues of race, class and gender? Dr. Bridget Clarke’s research focuses on moral perception, the history of ethics and moral psychology. How does the impact of the history of race effect our society today?