About the Center for Ethics and Human Values

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Every problem confronting us—whether collectively at the national or global level or individually, as citizens, professionals, and researchers—has important ethical dimensions.  Solving these problems requires not only new technologies but, often, new ways of thinking about our lives and our relations to others and to our environment.  Technologies alone are never more than part of the solution, and they often bring new problems in their wake.  Deploying technology wisely to solve our pressing environmental, medical, political, and social problems in ways that promote human flourishing requires a perspective that integrates moral understanding with the scientific or scholarly knowledge of physical scientists, engineers, medical experts, social scientists, and humanists.