Dr. Sharon Ryan, WVU Philosophy, is director and moderator of THE QUESTION.
How can poetry promote respectful public discourse, encourage a deeper understanding of humanity, and be a catalyst for positive social change?
*How does poetry inspire
respectful public conversation about issues on which people passionately
*What are some poems or songs that have inspired respectful public discourse on contentious issues and/or inspired positive social change?
Is a person who is aware of sexual harassment or other kinds of abuse an accomplice if they do nothing to help?
How does taking a photo, or viewing a photo, shape your viewpoint, your memories of the past, and your experience of the present?
How Does Mass Communication Ignite a Reformation? The Luther 500 Edition
This year marks the 500-year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. How did the ideas of a simple German monk, Martin Luther (1483-1546), ignite a successful revolution in 1517 that forever changed Christianity, publishing, mass-communication, and education?
In the United States, over two million people are in prison. Many people in our prisons are incarcerated for non-violent crimes. What is the impact of mass incarceration on prisoners, their families, and our communities? Is mass incarceration in conflict with a humane and decent society? Or, is it required to preserve peace and justice?
Are psychopaths morally responsible for their actions? Many philosophers think that in order to be held morally responsible, one must possess an understanding of the moral impact of one's actions and have the capacity to engage in moral reasoning. Psychopaths lack the capacity to feel emotions such as empathy, guilt, and remorse. Do these defects prevent them from understanding morality? Do these defects make them incapable of engaging in moral reasoning? Are they off the moral hook?
Dr. Lisa DeFrank-Cole, Director of Leadership Studies at WVU, shares her insights on the question: Are great leaders good?
What makes a great leader? Who are some great leaders? Is it possible to be a great leader without being a good person? What makes a person a good person?
Are you stressed about final exams and papers? Are you stressed about the upcoming holidays? Are you a faculty member who is worried that you won't be able to figure out Digital Measures in time for your end of the year report? Are you stressed out about the state of the world? Join the club! THE QUESTION sat down with Jared Callahan, Valerie Slone, and Suhil Zia, three inspirational yogis from Power Yoga Morgantown, to learn more about the power of yoga to help us live more mindfully, authentically, and purposefully.