Transportation Learning Network

Virtual Learning

Ethics - A Practical Decision Approach

  • Mar 4, 2024 (1:30 - 3:30 pm CT; 12:30 - 2:30 pm MT)
    Virtual Learning (desktop/laptop and mobile devices)


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, February 28, 2024

A webinar link will be emailed 2 days prior to the presentation.

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Ethics provide accountability in one's profession and when working with stakeholders. One common area where professionals make mistakes is by not using a practical decision procedure. This presentation will discuss ethics in general, and then how to figure out what is right, even in difficult situations. Part of the discussion will include three organizing questions, the principle of charity, and the adoption of fallibilism.


Dr. Dennis Cooley is Professor of Philosophy and Ethics and Director of the Northern Plains Ethics Institute at NDSU. Cooley received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Rochester in 1995. His teaching and research interests include theoretical and applied ethics with a focus on pragmatism, bioethics, business ethics, personhood, and death and dying. He is the author or editor of five books and a number of professional ethics articles. Cooley is editor of Springer's International Library of Bioethics, the NPEI's Northern Plains Ethics Journal, and former Associate Editor of Elsevier France's Ethics, Medicine and Public Health. His service to the profession also includes executive board membership on both the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) and Humanities ND.

Target Audience

This presentation is beneficial to everyone. All staff are encouraged to participate in this presentation.