Discovered: the secret of morality
Michael Cook | 24 September 2013 |
American scientists contend that the way to make people more moral is to get them to think about science.
The wisdom of “Don’t Be Evil”
Karl D. Stephan | 05 August 2013 |
tags: Google, morality, philosophy
Google may be a corporate behemoth nowadays, but its motto contains a deep philosophical message.
The internet is a paradise for cheaters
Karl D. Stephan | 30 January 2013 |
Universities have to work hard to discourage students from cheating.
On our best behaviour
Walter R. Schumm | 27 July 2012 |
You don’t need religion to work out what a good moral decision would be. A proposed scheme.
It’s only natural
Zac Alstin | 22 May 2012 |
tags: morality, natural law, same-sex marriage
The bitterest debates today in the public square often turn on what is "natural". The Chinese sages had a lot to say about this.
Lessons from the island of Utøya
Michael Cook | 24 April 2012 |
The trial of a Norwegian mass murderer puts contemporary moral standards in the dock as well.
A morality pill a day keeps the police at bay
Michael Cook | 02 March 2012 |
Would a morality pill with a morning orange juice really turn everyone into Mother Teresa?
The end of tolerance
Zac Alstin | 07 October 2011 |
The illusion that moral diversity is a viable social strategy is at its last gasp.
Sauntering beyond good and evil
Michael Cook | 30 August 2011 |
In a race to the bottom of ethics, an American philosopher may have got there first.
Morality for neurons
Denyse O'Leary | 01 April 2011 |
tags: materialism, morality, neuroscience
Can you build a system of moral behaviour on complete materialism? A famous neuroscientist gives it the old college try.
Why we can’t not legislate morality
Micah Watson | 11 November 2010 |
All legislation is moral. The sooner we recognize this fact, the better.
Breach of trust
Michael Cook | 17 September 2010 |
A case of "academic misconduct" at Harvard has taken the gloss off "the new science of morality".
Reasoning about life
William E. May | 28 July 2010 |
tags: culture of life, morality, philosophy
Is it possible to reach agreement on disputed issues like abortion and euthanasia? Yes, but only if you are ready to reason things out.
The clash over core American values
Godfrey Hodgson | 27 May 2010 |
The great contest of the United States in 2010 is about the moral nature of American society.