18 February 2015

Panelists for A Brighter U

  • For the week of February 22nd, 2015
    Valerie Tiberius, Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy, University of Minnesota, discusses the intersection of science and ethics, and Dominic Taylor, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, discusses color-blind casting in theater

  • Part 1

    Part 1
    (1:14) Valerie Tiberius’s subject matter for A Brighter U panel; (2:12) How science and ethics relate to one another; (3:13) The different kinds of questions science and ethics ask; (3:40) Where science and ethics cross in similar territories; (4:48) Science research can sometimes create unrealistic optimism; (5:36) The role of ethics in science; (6:30) How ethics can play a bigger role in research; (7:22) Tiberius’s interest in happiness and well-being; (8:20) The relevance of a philosophy degree; (9:54) Why philosophy is important

  • Part 2

    Part 2
    (:19) The definition of color-blind casting in theater; (2:29) Examples of plays that have used color-blind casting; (4:16) The perils of color-blind casting; (6:22) Whether color-blind casting distracts from the need to include more plays with African-American and minority characters in theater; (8:25) The possibly of color-conscious casting versus color-blind casting; (11:35) Professor Taylor’s experience at the Penumbra Theatre in St. Paul