February 14, 2019: Law, Ethics and Justice
On February 14, 2019 the next Thought on Tap addressed "The Role of the Humanities in Law, Ethics, and Justice." The discussion was facilitated by Bretton Rodríguez, lecturer of Core Humanities and featured the following guests: Jim Webber (English), Christopher Church (History), Holly Scala (Political Science) and Kate Groesbeck (ASUN). Questions asked: What are some ways that the humanities intersect with and help us to understand the concepts of law, ethics and justice? What are some ways that language - and public discourse more broadly - is used to shape ideas of ethics, justice and fairness? How do the humanities inform policies and public discourses on ethics and social justice? How should we respond when laws conflict with ethics or justice? How do states and non-state actors justify violence and other actions that are considered by some to be immoral? How can the humanities be used to create more just, ethical and equitable laws/practices that contribute to the betterment of society?