Ethics deals with two core questions:
- What is the best way for people to live?
- What actions are right or wrong in a particular situation?
In an in-depth IVY learning experience, NYU lecturer Michael Schidlowsky helped IVY members understand the value and role of thought experiments as a tool for developing a values-based approach to decision-making. With belief-challenging scenarios weaved throughout the discussion, Michael demonstrated how thought experiments force us to consider a set of circumstances and make a judgment. By digging deeper into that judgement, we reveal to ourselves beliefs in certain core principles that are the makeup of our character.