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The Moral Basis Of Capitalism

Michael Latta, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Wall College of Business

Johnson Auditorium, Wall Building, Room 116

4:00 p.m.

Free markets often increase general welfare and well-being more effectively than any alternative social arrangement. However, free markets can also

lead to crises and irrational excesses. What is the proper role of governments in creating and protecting markets? Join Associate Dean of the Coastal

Carolina University Wall College of Business, Michael Latta, and other faculty members as they discuss the moral justification of capitalism and free

markets in this Tea & Ethics panel discussion.



Current Issues in Medical Ethics

Jonathan Trerise, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies

79th Street Theatre at the Myrtle Beach Education Center (MBEC)

5:00 p.m. 

Standard medical practice often leads to decisions that have significant ethical implication:  What exactly does it mean to go give informed consent to a

medical procedure? When is it morally permissible to withdraw life support? When are clinical trials for new drugs ethically problematic? Assistant

Professor Jonathan Trerise from the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Coastal Carolina University will discuss these and similar cases

during this Tea and Ethics session.



Ethics & The Ebola Outbreak

Fredanna M'Cormack, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Health Sciences

Johnson Auditorium, Wall Building, Room 116

4:00 p.m. 

The Ebola crisis has led to a number of policies with questionable ethical ramifications. Is it morally permissible to quarantine travelers for 21 days

because they might have been exposed to the Ebola virus? Can airlines require passengers to undergo medical tests before they enter airplanes? These

and other questions will be discussed by Fredanna M’Cormack, a professor in the Department of Health Sciences at Coastal Carolina University, during

this Tea and Ethics session.



Smartphone & Location Privacy:Do We Know Too Much About the Lives of Others?

Susan Bergeron, Ph.D. 

Edwards Recital Hall

3:30 p.m. 

Modern technologies raise a number of ethical questions: corporations exploit the details of our whereabouts in ways that violate our privacy, or that

individuals use this technology to stalk others. Susan Bergeron from the Department of Politics and  Geography will discuss these and other ethical

questions raised by location based technologies in this session.

Is CCU A Business?

Panel Discussion

Wheelwright Auditorium

3:30 p.m. 

Higher education has undergone tremendous change: inexpensive, high quality online courses, tuition that outpaces the rate of inflation, and an

increasing number of for-profit instititions. Colleges have to change. Some suggest that colleges need better business plans, while others claim it is a

fatal and ethical mistake to concieve of universities as businesses. This panel discussion will allow CCU stakeholders to explore the issue.

Living Well: What Do Pleasure and Happiness Have To Do With It?

Cliff Sosis, Ph.D. 

Edwards Recital Hall

3:30 p.m. 

Cliff Sosis from the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies will discuss reasons why one might resist or reject a reductionistic theory of well-

being. He will argue that the term "well-being" refers to a natural phenomenon and that the method we traditionally use to evaluate accounts of well-

being is of limited usefulness. As an alternative, he will defend a hedonistic conception of well-being, called "dynamic hedonism."