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~ Steven Pinker, expert on ethics and many other philosophical areas
Portland State University (PSU) Philosophy Professor Brad Berman will be speaking at Intel on the topic of ethics on Tue. 10-15-13. The event is open to the community and is free. Click here to see the main event listing: http://tinyurl.com/puj4zg8 . The event is sponsored by the Agnostics and Atheists at Intel (AAI), an Intel employee diversity group. About half of the noon-hour event will be devoted to audience Q&A, which should make it a lively meeting.
What is "ethics," especially when it comes to business? The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy says this:
In concept, business ethics is the applied ethics discipline that addresses the moral features of commercial activity. In practice, however, a dizzying array of projects is pursued under its rubric. Programs of legal compliance, empirical studies into the moral beliefs and attitudes of business people, a panoply of best-practices claims (in the name of their moral merit or their contribution to business success), arguments for (or against) mandatory worker participation in management, and attempts at applying traditional ethical theories, theories of justice, or theories of the state to firms or to the functional areas of business are all advanced as contributions to business ethics—even and especially in its academic literature. These projects vary considerably and often seem to have little in common other than the conviction, held by those who pursue them, that whatever each is pursuing is business ethics.
To find out about more local and free events like this, check out the The Center for Philosophical Naturalism, a group that promotes the worldview of philosophical naturalism, see their website here: http://www.PhilosophicalNaturalism.com/ .