Ancient Greek philosophers despised the Sophists’ rhetoric because it searched for relative truth, not absolutes. But learning how to do that thoughtfully can help constructive debates.
Economist Patrick Turley of USC Dornsife and a multinational group of researchers issue a special report that examines the benefits, risks and ethics of selecting embryos to ensure healthier, smarter children. [5 min read]
Created by Provost Professor of Humanities and Arts Enrique Martínez Celaya, The Lecture Project invites writers, historians and philosophers to discuss the connection between art and ethics. [1 min read]
Images of famine or poverty are often used by human rights groups to galvanize support. And they often do. The ethics of these images is a more complex story. [5 3/4 min read]
USC Dornsife students Amanda Schmitt and Marissa Roy present their ethics research at the 2013 Global Ethics Fellows Conference in New York.
Seeking one's authentic self doesn't necessarily mean it's you against the world. We're all in it together, say panelists during "The Authentic Self" discussion, part of a conversations series organized by USC Dornsife’s Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics.
Mark Ridley-Thomas is a foremost advocate of neighborhood participation in government decision-making. Lucky for us his neighborhood includes USC.
In USC College's new Teaching Ethics Program, undergraduates instruct high school students, using controversial case studies as discussion points.
The Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics invites the USC community to engage disagreement.