Sac State


Welcome

The Center for Practical and Professional Ethics takes as its overriding mission to foster and enhance the place of ethics in professional and public discourse, and to foster and support ethical practice, both in the University Community and in the broader Sacramento Region. Its mission is, therefore, educative, scholarly and practical.

We offer a variety of programming throughought the academic year. All our campus events are free and open to the public. Please click on the links to the right or below for details, updates, and video recordings of past events.

Announcements

This year's Fall Ethics Symposium program is scheduled for November 20-21 on the campuses of Sac State and Cosumnes River College (flyer here). The program theme is the significance of speech freedom at American Universities and beyond. Click here to see the schedule. You can also register at this link, but anyone can attend sessions.

 

Recent And Upcoming Events

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  • Visiting Speaker Vikram Bhargava, "Firm Responses to Mass Outrage: Social Media, Blame, and Termination," Assistant Professor, Santa Clara University, April 18, 2018 in The WELL's Terrace Suite from 1:30-3pm.
  • Visiting Speaker Theresa Lopez, "Naturalizing Moral Inquiry," Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Maryland, March 7, 2018 in University Union Maidu Room from 4-5pm.
  • Visiting Speaker John Park, "Ethics and Prototypes," Visiting Assistant Professor, Oakland University, March 5, 2018 in University Union Auburn Room from 4-5pm.
  • Visiting Speaker Timothy Houk, "Advertising for Academic Medical Centers: On Blurring Lines Between Treatment and Research," PhD Student, UC Davis, February 28, 2018 in University Union Maidu Room from 4-5pm.
  • Visiting Speaker Clinton Castro, "The Moral Limits of the Market: the Case of Consumer Scoring Data," PhD Student, University of Wisconsin, February 26, 2018 in University Union Auburn Room from 4-5pm.
  • Fall Ethics Symposium, The Ethics of Saying Things, November 20-21, 2017
  • Visiting Speaker Peter Jaworski, "A bloody mess: Markets in blood plasma and the moral arguments against them," Assistant Teaching Professor, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, November 2, 2017 in The WELL Terrace Suite from 10:30am-12pm (Link to YouTube video).
  • Visiting Speaker Tamler Sommers, "Honor and Revenge," Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Houston, October 25, 2017 in the University Union Hinde Auditorium from 11-12:30 (Link to YouTube video)
  • Visiting speaker Rebecca Mason, "On the Reality of Social Kinds," Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of San Francisco, September 18, 2017 in the University Union Orchard Suite from 11-12:30 (Link to YouTube video)