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.
This year's Nammour Symposium program has been finalized. Day 1 will feature a film screening of Halmoni with a panel discussion including Ju Hong and other beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. There will also be presentations by student essay competition winners. The Call for Papers for the student competition is HERE. Day 2 of the Symposium is a Panel even with presentations by Tom K. Wong (Political Science, UCSD), Shelley Wilcox (Philosophy, SFSU), Zachary Gochenour (Economics, James Madison) and Marcus Tang (Immigration Legal Services, California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation).
CSU Sacramento will be including the new Hornet Honor Code in the 2017-2018 University Catalog. Here it is:
"As proud members and representatives of the Sacramento State Hornet community, we commit ourselves to actively promoting honesty, integrity, respect, and care for every person, ensuring a welcoming campus environment, and striving to help every member of our Hornet Family feel a strong sense of belonging.
As Hornets, we will:
1. Promote an inclusive campus and community.
2. Listen and respect each other’s thoughts, interests, and views.
3. Value diversity and learn from one another.
4. Engage daily with mutual trust, care, and integrity.
5. Support a culture of honor and adhere to campus policies for honesty, ethics, and conduct.
6. Be proud to be Sac State Hornets"
Dr. Russell DiSilvestro and Dr. Kyle Swan from the Philosophy Department were the only faculty representatives to the code Task Force.
Recent And Upcoming Events
- Visiting speaker Justin Sytsma, Senior Lecturer of Philosophy, Victoria University of Wellington (NZ), November 8, 2016
- Fall Ethics Symposium, The Ethics of Policing, November 21-22, 2016
- Visiting speaker Eddy Keming Chen, "Our Knowledge about the Past: Some Puzzles from Physics," Graduate Student in Philosophy, Rutgers University, March 27, 2017 in the University Union Maidu Room from 3:30-5:00.
- Nammour Philosophy Symposium, Immigration, April 5-6, 2017 Watch the Day 2 Panel of guest speakers HERE.
- Faculty Panel event with guest Dan Weijers, Lecturer of Philosophy, University of Waikato. "What's Good for You? The Philosophy of Well-being," April 12, 2017 in the University Union Hinde Auditorium from 10am-12pm.