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Ethical Dilemma Video Series

In an unprecedented partnership, the Parr Center for Ethics and TED-Ed are jointly producing a co-branded ethical dilemma video series, drawing on UNC Philosophy’s world-class expertise in ethics and the Parr Center’s commitment to nourishing and fostering ethical reflection across the lifespan. The aim of the series is to provide the public with an ethical “toolkit” via a collection of engaging videos on fundamental ethical concepts, distinctions, and methods. Each video starts out with a narrativized ethical dilemma that casts the audience in the shoes of the protagonist and asks how they would resolve the dilemma. Each video is accompanied by a set of pedagogical resources that enable further reflection and curricular integration, and which serve as entry points into our National High School Ethics Bowl case archive. Those resources are available at the TED-Ed lesson page linked in the video description.





Publicly Available Videos


What should you believe? (with Alex Worsnip)


You can only save one—who do you choose? (with Doug MacKay)


Would you lie? (with Sarah Stroud)


Whose life is more valuable? (with Rebecca Walker)






Videos in the Works

What do we owe to future people? (with Douglas MacLean)
How much does morality demand from me? (with Daniel Muñoz)
Should I feel angry? (with Delaney Thull)
Is this algorithm fair? (with Thomas Hofweber)

Michael Vasquez
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