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Food for Thought: The Ethics of Progress
April 14, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Eli Amdur, Adjunct Professor (retired), Coach, Advisor, T-shirt Philosopher, and Lead Guitarist
The history and future of ethical decision making. A theoretical and case-study look at “progress” – with and without ethical guidance and oversight. Given the nature, scope and pace of change, Ethics will be (already is) the single greatest challenge of the 21st century and beyond. Each major civilization-changing progress (invention or discovery) in history comes sooner after the preceding one than that one did after the one before it. This creates the conundrum of having to contemplate larger challenges in less time, with potentially unforgiving consequences of not getting it right. And the lack of – or inattention to – ethics will lead to the greatest disaster(s) of all time. Or we can choose otherwise.