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Why Good People Do Bad Things: The Science of Behavioral Ethics
October 10, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dr. Robert Prentice (The University of Texas at Austin) // October 10th, 2019 // 2:00pm-3:00pm // Belo Center for New Media (BMC) 5.208
When good people do bad things, it is usually not because they have failed to read enough Aristotle or Kant. More commonly, their brains have given them permission to do something that, in retrospect, it is easy for them to see was wrong. Philosophy is integral to the study of morality, but so is behavioral ethics—the study of how and why people make the ethical (and unethical) decisions that they do.
Robert Prentice teaches business law and business ethics at the Texas McCombs School of Business, UT-Austin, where he is Chair of the Business Government & Society Department and the faculty director of the Ethics Unwrapped Video Series and Educational Program in the Center for Leadership and Ethics.