Ethics and Human Values, Center for

350 University Hall
230 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210

Piers Norris Turner

The Center for Ethics and Human Values (CEHV) brings together researchers from diverse disciplines to explore the foundations of moral judgment and to promote informed deliberation about issues of public policy that raise ethical issues.

The Center will pursue its mission through a variety of specific programs and activities. Together, these programs constitute an ambitious vision to help focus the University and the broader community on the foundational ethical questions that motivate and unify much of the research, teaching, and other work pursued at Ohio State. Although each program and activity will focus on particular ethical issues, a key aim of everything the Center does will be to foster norms of informed and respectful discussion that characterize deliberation in a healthy democracy. These norms are always under threat, and an ongoing role of universities is to represent the social value of free thought, reason, understanding, and tolerance amidst moral disagreement.