Monday, March 11, 2013

Philosophy professor headlines Centenary's Forum with consumer ethics discussion

Randolph philosophy professor David Schwartz is taking the message of consumer ethics to Shreveport, Louisiana. Tonight, Schwartz will lead a discussion at Centenary College of Louisiana on the topic of the responsibility consumers have to be informed about the ethical practices of the companies whose products they purchase.

The college invited Schwartz to speak for Centenary’s Forum, an annual event that explores social issues. In conjunction with the event, Schwartz wrote an opinion article for the Shreveport Times and asked readers to contemplate the ethical question of whether to purchase shirts made and embroidered by slaves.

Schwartz is the author of Consuming Choices: Ethics in a Global Consumer Age, which explains the ethical questions consumers face and offers a guide in making ethical choices.