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2020 National Ethics Bowl: Home

How to use this Guide

Each Ethics Bowl case has its own section. You can access the original APPE cases, as well as links to a selection of embedded articles that provide a good starting point for understanding the cases.  Cases have also been sorted into groups based on the topics and research areas involved.  Topic areas can be accessed via the tabs at the top of the page.  Further resources, available at the SU libraries, will appear along the right side of the page.

These resources have been gathered to make it easier for faculty to use these cases in their classes, and to facilitate cross-campus dialogue and interdisciplinary research. 

Guide Contributors

Special thanks to students from Honors, Social Work, and Philosophy for contributing to this guide.


For Faculty:

Students participated for extra credit in their courses by dedicating themselves to 1of the 17 cases in an out of class opportunity. After familiarizing themselves with the case, they researched the best databases, articles and keywords one would need to know to get started with that case. This allowed them to practice research skills as well as contribute to the scholarly conversation. If you would like to get your Spring classes involved next year, please contact Angeline Prichard or Tina Plottel.

Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl by the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics

Every year, the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) sponsors eleven Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowls and one National Bowl.  Hundreds of teams representing several thousand students prepare new cases every semester, and the cases themselves are a resource for the teaching and study of contemporary practical ethics.  The cases require students to engage in moral theory, applied ethical reasoning, but also a broad base of interdisciplinary research across fields in the sciences, professions, and humanities.  Salisbury University Libraries has compiled this resource guide for faculty and students interested in discussing contemporary ethical issues in their teaching, study and research.

Cases

Each Ethics Bowl case has its own section on the guide.  You can access the original APPE cases,  potential keywords to search with, and links to a selection of embedded articles that might be helpful for you in getting started with researching that case.  Cases have also been sorted into groups based on the topics and research areas involved.  Topic areas can be accessed via the tabs at the top of the page.  Potential databases and books are available on the right and left sides of each page.


Table of contents

Case 1: Georgia On My Mind | Public Health

Case 2: Advertising Goes Native  |  Cultural

Case 3: Gamers and Their Gals  |  Cultural

Case 4: Balanced Reporting or Balanced Reporters? |  Cultural

Case 5: Shooting Blind | Public Health

Case 6: Bot Rights?  |  Legislative

Case 7: Broken Laws, Broken Families | Legislative

Case 8: "Just" Discrimination  |  Cultural

Case 9: PreCrime, Inc.  |  Technology

Case 10: This Little Piggy Went to Med School | Public Health

Case 11: It's for Your Own Good  |  Technology

Case 12: The War, on Drugs  |  Public Health

Case 13: The Green New Deal  |  Legislative

Case 14: Sisyphus Achievement Awards  |  Cultural

Case 15: Postponed Reparations  |  Legislative

Case 16: The Devil Made Me Think It | Technology

Case 17: They Sure Don't Fake 'Em Like They Used To | Technology