Ethics Bowl

The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) Ethics Bowl combines the excitement and fun of a competitive tournament with a valuable educational experience for undergraduate students. Recognized widely by educators, the Ethics Bowl has received special commendation for excellence and innovation from the American Philosophical Association, and received the 2006 American Philosophical Association/Philosophy Documentation Center's 2006 prize for Excellence and Innovation in Philosophy Programs. The format, rules, and procedures of the Ethics Bowl all have been developed to model widely acknowledged best methods of reasoning in practical and professional ethics.

In the Ethics Bowl, a moderator poses questions to teams of three to five students. 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.

2012-2013 Team

UNF Faculty Coordinator: Dr. Jonathan Matheson

Team Members:

Ashraf Abdulhalim

Bradley Beall

Emily Carter
Stephanie Rennels
Lance Stephens

2011 - 2012 Team

UNF Faculty Coordinator: Dr. Jonathan Matheson

Team Members:

David Brenn

Luke Hopper
Theodore Locke
Daniel Ryan
Noah Timmins

2010 - 2011 Team

UNF Faculty Coordinator: Dr. Rico Vitz

Team Members:

Jennifer Albertson
George Arut
Andrew Brenner
Felicia Flaum
Shayna Lacy
Alissa LaGesse
Brock Moore
Noah Timmins

2009 - 2010 Team *

UNF Faculty Coordinator: Dr. Rico Vitz

Team Members:

Edgar Aroutiounian
Andrew Brenner
Theodore Locke
Brock Moore  

 

* This team went to the National Competition.

2007 - 2008 Team

UNF Faculty Coordinator: Dr. Jennifer Fisher
Team Members:

Ace Comparato

Quincy Faircloth
Joshua Jennings
Amy Wuest
Macon Jones
Joe Woelkers

2006 - 2007 Team

UNF Faculty Coordinator: Dr. Eli Kanon
Team Members:

Lauriane Byll-Cataria
Joshua Jennings
Ganesh Sundaresan
Erin Szwejkowski
Jessica Tarrance