Shows tagged with : Morality
February 23 : Forgive and Forget
At least forgive OR forget. Get things behind you. All good advice for those who don't want their life dominated by the bad things that have happened...
January 12 : Moral Luck
It seems reasonable to believe that we can only be blamed or praised for actions that are under our control. Nevertheless, in many concrete scenarios...
November 03 : Morality and the Self
Social psychologists have discovered that our self-images play a surprising role in our thinking about everyday moral matters. People who feel they...
October 20 : When Is It Wrong to Save a Life? Lessons from the Trolley Problem
A trolley is approaching a track junction, and you happen to be standing by the switch. If you do nothing, the trolley will kill a number of innocent...
October 13 : An Eye for an Eye: The Morality of Revenge
We are often taught that vengeance is a reprehensible or unworthy motivation and that, as a result, pursuing revenge should not be the method of...
September 15 : The Moral Lives of Animals
From Aristotle and Kant to Hume and Darwin, philosophers and scientists have long denied the idea that animals are capable of acting for moral...
June 30 : Whodunit: The Language of Responsibility
Who is responsible for the broken vase in the foyer? How harshly should criminals be punished for their crimes? Did Justin Timberlake mean to disrobe...
June 23 : Nations and Borders
One’s country of birth has a profound effect on life prospects. It's often best to go elsewhere. But moving is not always so easy. Borders and...
May 05 : Good, Evil, and the Divine Plan
A theodicy is an explanation by a philosopher or theologian about why a world created by a kind and all-powerful God contains so much suffering. It...
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...
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