Ethics at the Movies: Ethics in Sci-fiction (Minority Report (PG-13))

Is intent enough to justify punishment? Moral consequentialism vs. moral absolutism: does the end justify the means, or should we always act ethically no matter the outcome?

Date : Saturday, 21 November 2015
Time : 14:00–18:00
Length of Training : 4 Hours
Type of Workshop : Ethics at the Movies
CPD Points : 4 Ethics CEU’s & 2 CEU’s
Who should attend

Anyone with an interest in Ethics, in particular:

  • Psychologists
  • Psychometrists
  • Registered Counsellors
  • Psychology interns and students

Based on a story by famed science fiction writer Philip K. Dick, “Minority Report” is an action-detective thriller set in Washington D. C. in 2054, where police use psychic technology to arrest and convict murderers before they commit their crime. This is referred to as the Department of Precrime. All goes well, until the unit’s lead detective is accused of the murder of a man he has never met.

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