In the Ethics Bowl, a moderator poses questions to teams of students (teams consist of 3-7 team members, but only 3-5 students compete per round). The Ethics Bowl is an educational event that promotes mature civil discourse regarding controversial, oftentimes time relevant real-world issues. Questions may concern ethical problems on wide ranging topics, such as the classroom (e.g. cheating or plagiarism), personal relationships (e.g. dating or friendship), professional ethics (e.g. engineering, law, medicine), or social and political ethics (e.g. free speech, gun control, etc.). Each team receives a set of ethical issues in advance of the competition, and questions posed to teams at the competition are taken from that set. A panel of judges evaluates answers; rating criteria are intelligibility, focus on ethically relevant considerations, avoidance of ethical irrelevance, and deliberative thoughtfulness.





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