November 1, 2005

UCI Interdisciplinary Center for the Scientific Study of Ethics and Morality

Annual Report, 2004-5

The Center was established in 2002 by a group of scholars interested in recent scientific research on the origins and causes of morality. The Center focuses on convening faculty, researchers, graduate students, and visiting scholars to conduct studies, present lectures and publish professional papers and proceedings from public talks and organized conferences. Faculty interests are wide-ranging, and our activities this second year reflect this breadth.

The Center collected and edited the papers on stem cell research, focusing on the interaction of science, ethics and politics. Chapters include an introduction by Paul Silverman and chapters by Fanny Alahi (Oxford), Sidney Golub (UCI), Ronald Miller (UCI), Philip Nickel (UCI), Philip Schwartz (CHOCS), Larry Goldstein (UCSD), Mahtab Jafari (UCI), Ted Wrigley (UCI), Saba Ozyurt (UCI), Kristen Monroe (UCI), and Lee Zwanziger (VPI and staff member of the President’s Council on Bioethics). The volume is now being sent to several presses for consideration…

Read Full Report (PDF format)