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Ethics Forum: The Psychology and Ethics of Gambling
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Director of CAPE
Mazur’s talk is free and open to the public and will be held in PAC 134 at 7:30 p.m.
Mazur is the author of “Euclid in the Rainforest: Discovering Universal Truth in Mathematics,” which was chosen as one of Choice’s 2005 Outstanding Academic Titles of the Year, and “The Motion Paradox: The 2,500-Year old Puzzle Behind All the Mysteries of Time and Space.” His latest book, “What’s Luck Got To Do With It?”, is about the history, mathematics and psychology of gambling.
Mazur will talk about how people gamble despite mathematical improbabilities, and will question the ethics of government-sponsored gambling as a means to raise revenue in a cash-strapped economic climate.
CAPE promotes ethical reflection about issues of concern inside and outside the University. For more information on CAPE, go to http://www.csuchico.edu/cape.