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Educators Summit: Moral Kombat: Video Game Ethics and Argumentation


From classic debates over violence in video games to more recent discussions over monetization, crunch, and sustainability, video games bring out interesting moral problems and many opinions associated with them. These discussions aren't always productive. What are the best ways to engage in reasoned discussion rather than a mere exchange of difference? What tools should educators teach students to help them better articulate their views and structure a defense of their position? This talk introduces three argumentative techniques used in analytic philosophy to supplement the work already taught in game ethics classes. Audience members will learn these techniques---simplifying examples, analogous cases, and justifying principles---through their application to game ethics cases.

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