The first annual Philadelphia-area High School Ethics Bowl will take place at Villanova University on Saturday, December 1, 2012
What is an Ethics Bowl?
An Ethics Bowl is a collaborative yet competitive event in which teams analyze a series of wide-ranging ethical dilemmas. Responses are judged according to:
• the quality of teams’ reasoning
• how well they organize and present their case
• how well they attend to and analyze the morally relevant features of the case
• how well they anticipate and preemptively respond to commentary and questions
An exciting tournament, an ethics bowl is a great way for students to deepen their understanding and appreciation of interesting ethical and philosophical issues.
The goal of ethics bowl is not to win, as in having the “right” answer. Rather, the goal is to demonstrate that one understands the issues at stake, relies on a framework to analyze the issues and to direct one’s actions, and answers the question posed.
General Information about High School Ethics Bowl