Ethics in Voting, 6 PM, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 -- Goodman Community Center, Bolz A



“Philosophy is about seeking enduring truths and principles that transcend individual events.”

David J. Koene looks forward to a lively discussion that will examine...


  “The ethical principles that guide our voting decisions.”


   However, “it will not focus on why any of us should vote for Candidate A and NOT Candidate B in 2020.”


   Instead, “we will consider voting ethics in the abstract, considering principles that apply to every election...


  •     “Is there a duty to vote? 
  •      “Is it wrong to vote for evil? Or is it obligatory to vote for evil if that evil is less than the likely alternative evil?
  •       “Should I vote in such a way that if everyone voted like me, wise candidates would be elected?
  •        “Or should I make each voting decision on the likely actual result of that individual decision, choosing the greatest good for the greatest number?



BRIEF BIO: David Koene “moved to Madsion in 1993 to attend graduate school in philosophy.”  He “worked for the public library until 2008,” when he started his own business — Koene Courier Service.


Attached below, see PDF flyers designed for

a) sharing online (with live link) or for

b) printing for either

  1. posting on bulletin boards, doors and windows or as
  2. detailed handouts.
VOTING ETHICS_2 pages_web
Basic poster as page -1 with details on page-2 for sharing online or printing
Adobe Acrobat document [368.1 KB]
For printing and posting on bulletin boards, or back-to-back on glass doors and windows
Adobe Acrobat document [395.0 KB]
HANDOUT for printing with details of the presentation.
Adobe Acrobat document [305.9 KB]

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