Shows tagged with : Ethics
April 28 : The Demands of Morality
We all want to lead a moral life. But even if we all agreed on what that would mean, we still have to to balance our own self-interest with the...
February 10 : Bioethics: Myths and Realities
Recent advances in mapping the human genome suggest a vision of the future that might fill us with equal parts hope and dread. On the one hand, the...
January 20 : The Linguistics of Name-Calling
Sticks and stones may break your bones, but names can also hurt you. And language gives us surprisingly many ways to deride, hurt and demean – from a...
September 16 : Why Be Moral?
Morality tells us how we ought to behave, if we want to do the right thing. But is there a reason why we ought to be moral in the first place? Both...
August 19 : The Moral Costs of Climate Change
Global climate change confronts us not only with well-known pragmatic challenges, but also with less commonly acknowledged moral challenges. Who...
March 18 : The Ethics of Torture
According to former Vice President Cheney, practices widely regarded as torture prevented further attack on America after 9/11. The facts are...
March 04 : Epicurus and the Good Life
Though his name is often misleadingly associated with indulgence in sensual pleasures, the philosopher Epicurus developed a far-reaching system of...
January 08 : The Examined Year - 2011
A new year offers an opportunity to reflect on significant moments of the past twelve months. But what ideas and events that took shape over...
December 18 : Is It Wrong to Wreck the Earth?
There are too many people, doing too much damage to the ecosystem, essentially guaranteeing that future generations will have a damaged Earth, and...
October 23 : Thinking Inside the Box
Speaking to the National Association of Broadcasters in May 1961, FCC Chairman Newton Minow famously introduced the characterization of television as...
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