Kegley

The same human characteristics that build community can also work against its well-being. As humans, we give back to those who are kind to us and we feel indebted to those who show us kindness. In this edition of FM89’s commentary series The Moral Is , philosophy professor Christopher Meyers of CSU Bakersfield argues that our disposition for reciprocity can work against the common good. ---- I gave a talk a few years back to a room full of physicians, during which I urged them to generally...

Commentary: What Is Death?

Jun 2, 2014

Should parents have to option to determine the definition of death for their children? Jahi McMath’s case has motivated that question, along with a host of associated ethical concerns. In this edition of Valley Public Radio’s The Moral Is , Christopher Meyers, Professor of Philosophy at CSU Bakersfield and a clinical ethicist, concludes that there are medical, scientific and moral reasons why determinations of death must be left to health care experts. ---- What does it mean to say someone...

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the publication of John Steinbeck’s tale of the Dust Bowl emigration to California – the Grapes of Wrath. Late last year, Cal State Bakersfield launched a year-long celebration of the book and its author, which includes an event taking place Wednesday night at CSUB titled “If Steinbeck was a Farmer.” The event, which is presented by the Kegley Institute of Ethics , will feature will feature a discussion led by award-winning author and organic farmer,...