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How can you tell when moralizing is wrong?

Sean Murphy | 06 November 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: assisted suicide, ethical thinking, morality
Brittany Maynard's death exposed a flaw in the arguments of moral relativism.

Law and morality in public discourse

Charles J. Chaput | 12 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: law, law and morality, morality, public policy debates
The natural law should undergird our positive laws, a Catholic theologian argues.

Discovered: the secret of morality

Michael Cook | 24 September 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: morality, science
American scientists contend that the way to make people more moral is to get them to think about science.

The rhetoric of morality in social policy

Sheila Liaugminas | 09 August 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Barack Obama, morality, morality and law, social policy
That heading requires a book instead of a post. But here goes…

The wisdom of “Don’t Be Evil”

Karl D. Stephan | 05 August 2013 | FEATURES |  
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 | FEATURES |  
tags: cheating, education, morality
Universities have to work hard to discourage students from cheating.

On our best behaviour

Walter R. Schumm | 27 July 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: morality, society
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 | FEATURES |  
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 | FEATURES |  
tags: Breivik, morality, Norway
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 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, medicine, morality
Would a morality pill with a morning orange juice really turn everyone into Mother Teresa?

The end of tolerance

Zac Alstin | 07 October 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Britain, morality, tolerance
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 | FEATURES |  
tags: amoralism, atheism, morality
In a race to the bottom of ethics, an American philosopher may have got there first.

What the young British rioters really lack

Carolyn Moynihan | 12 August 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: family breakdown, morality
British Prime Minister David Cameron, addressing Parliament on this week's riots, talks about morality and parenting.

Morality for neurons

Denyse O'Leary | 01 April 2011 | FEATURES |  
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 | FEATURES |  
tags: law, morality
All legislation is moral. The sooner we recognize this fact, the better.

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