2017-2018 Cases

Bodily Identity Integrity Disorder
Should doctors help someone with Bodily Integrity Identity Disorder become disabled?
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Best Man or Worst Man?
If our best friend is engaged to be married to someone we dislike, should we tell them about our feelings...
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What Morals Should Drive Driverless Cars?
How should we program driverless cars to make decisions that have serious moral consequences?
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Breed-Specific Legislation
Is it morally permissible to ban or restrict certain breeds of dogs, like Pit Bulls, because of their perceived dangerousness?
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School Choice
How should parents balance a commitment to the goods of public education with the interests of their own children?
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The Case of the Missing Serial Number
Is it ethical to keep a bike if, after you’ve purchased it, you discover it may have been stolen?
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Smokers Need Not Apply
Are companies morally permitted to refuse to hire smokers?
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The Cull
Is it ethical to recruit hunters to kill deer that are harming local flora and fauna?
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Questions of Loyalty
Do we owe a special duty to contribute to the flourishing of our own nation, even at our personal expense?
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Appearances at the Office
How far should you modify your behavior to conform to norms that you consider unjust?
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Science Unfair
If you are in a group project where you think you are going to have to do all the work,...
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Contributing to Gentrification
Is it morally permissible to move into a gentrifying neighborhood?
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Losing Admission to Harvard
Is it ethical for a university to rescind offers of admission based on a prospective student’s social media misbehavior?
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HR Confidential
If you have private knowledge about the possible misbehavior of a coworker, should inform a potential future employer of that...
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Sperm of the Dead
If someone dies tragically in an accident, is it morally permissible for their partner to create a child using their...
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All cases shared courtesy of the National High School Ethics Bowl and the Parr Center for Ethics at UNC, Chapel Hill.

Thanks to Emerson Sebastia for the artwork above!

2017-2018 Cases

Case Chair: Dominique Déry

Case Authors: Miguel Cisneros, Ian Pierce Cruise, Dominique Déry,
Ramona Ilea, Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl, Clare LaFrance, Chris Ng, Samuel Reis-Dennis, Keshav Singh, Robert Smithson, Steve Swartzer, Brian Wong

All 15 of this year’s cases can be downloaded in one pdf here

Cases from Past Years