Shows tagged with : Ethics
December 01 : Wisdom
Philosophy is the love of wisdom – or is it? Is this traditional definition outmoded? Is wisdom an anachronism, an elitist concept deployed by old...
October 27 : The Dark Side of Science
Science aims tell us something about nearly everything, from the atoms in our cells to the motions of the stars. It assumes that knowledge is good...
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...
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