Ethics and Boundaries: Biological Foundations and Genetics

This 1-day workshop will address the biological roots of human morality and leave participants with a deeper understanding of how to think about, as well as how to manage, ethics in their work and in the lives of their clients. You will also gain a better understanding of modern genetics and explore 21st century ethical dilemmas.

At a glance

What: Ethics and Boundaries: Biological Foundations and Genetics

When: M, Oct 20, 9am-4pm

Where: Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St, Madison, WI

Cost: $150

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608-262-2451
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Kristi Obmascher: 608-262-8971

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Next class

When: Th, Jan 22, 9am-4pm

Where: Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St, Madison, WI

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608-262-2451
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While many ethics workshops focus on defining and solving ethical dilemmas in health care, few ever address where our opinions about ethics and virtue come from. Research in social science, economics, and biology is providing exciting new data pertaining to the questions: Why do human beings care about ethics at all? When people care about ethics, what exactly do they care about?

We have now entered the age of evolution by design. Soon we will be tailoring our pharmaceutical treatments to the genetic makeup of the patient. Our new understanding of mental illnesses will allow us to explore early intervention and prevention. We are already using genetic knowledge to enhance human performance and create new organisms. But just because we can do these things, does it mean we should? This program will help participants delve into these questions.