The Center for Ethics and Values is concerned with rigorous investigation of ethical issues, discussion of and enlightened dialogue on topical ethical issues, and the dissemination of knowledge that will lead to informed moral choice. Housed in the College of Humanities of the California State University, Northridge, the Center consists of a Director and an Advisory Committee drawn from the university.
The Center seeks to serve the university, the immediate community, and society at large through:
- (1) research on ethical and social policy issues;
- (2) dissemination of research through publications, conferences and public events; and
- (3) help for individuals and organizations requesting consultation on ethical decisions and matters of social policy.
Drawing primarily upon the intellectual resources of the University, the Center's approach is multicultural and multidisciplinary. The topics dealt with depend on the interests of the members and availability of resources. Examples of past topics of interest are: gender and environment issues; public access to education; values in public education; the question of justice; immigration, racism, poverty; racial and ethnic conflicts; health issues such as euthanasia, care for the poor, death and dying; meta-social issues involving conceptual and methodological problems or research biases.
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