Philosophy club transitions to ethics team


Junior Rose Melton discusses an ethics case at a meeting on Oct. 30.

This year, the philosophy club has changed into an Ethics Bowl team in order to participate in an upcoming competition at DePauw University on December 5.

At the competition, teams of three to five will analyze different case studies that are presented to them and come up with a solution as to what the protagonists of the case should do. Each team collaborates with others to contemplate the ethics of a situation.

The reason for the change is that there is less time to work on practicing the ethics cases while discussing philosophy as well. At meetings, they discuss different situations and what an ethical or right answer to the issue would be.

“Ethics bowl is a really unique club because it is something everyone can do because it is based on the ability to discuss something with no correct answer,” junior Cole Gaskins said.