This Week at The Ethical Society of Austin

February 24

Ethical Dilemmas



How do you approach the ethical dilemmas you face in your life? The title of Arthur Dobrin’s book is Ethics for Everyone: How to Increase Your Moral Intelligence. In it, he sets out a factual scenario raising certain ethical issues. We’ll break up into 3 groups and discuss approaches to resolving the ethical dilemmas. Dobrin suggests that there “Standards of Deliberation” we can use in resolving or approaching or discussing ethical dilemmas. “First, every appeal to reason or principles you use must be one that could be accepted by other reasonable people.” Second, the factual claims you make must be testable by reliable and nonprivate methods.” “Third, all your reasons must be offered in public. You shouldn’t solve ethical problems based on secret information.”

Sunday Ethical Education for Kids (SEEK) will be in session, from 10:30 until noon, the same time as our meeting.


10:00 am – Coffee and Conversation

10:30 am – Program begins

5604 Manor Road

Austin, TX 78723

ESA Statement of Purpose The Ethical Society of Austin is a humanistic organization inspired by the ideal that the supreme aim of human life is working to create a more humane society. Our faith is in the responsibility and capacity of human beings to act in their personal relationships and in the larger community to help create a better world. Our commitment is to the worth and dignity of the individual, and to treating each human being so as to bring out the best in him or her.  Members join together to assist each other in developing ethical ideas and ideals…to celebrate life’s joys and support each other through life’s crises…to work together to improve our world and the world of our children.

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