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Ethics Professors: Religion And Morality

The L.A. Times recently ran a story on a counter-intuitive study that shows that children raised in non-religious homes “are more generous and altruistic than children from observant families.” The Ethics Professors discuss the role religion plays in instilling morals. 


  • Wayne Vaught is the dean of the UMKC College of Arts and Sciences. He is also a professor of Philosophy, Medicine and Bioethics.
  • Bruce Bubacz is a Curators Distinguished Teaching Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at UMKC. 
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