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Morality


Would you torture a baby? Why not?

Karl D. Stephan | 28 June 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: morality, philosophy, technology, torture
If there are things we must not do, we need to ask why.


Will robots ever have moral authority?

Karl D. Stephan | 29 April 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: engineering ethics, morality, robotics
Abdicating responsibility to machines doesn't make person any less responsible.


The brutal truth about man’s social ‘evolution’

Steve C. Craig | 12 November 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: killing, marxism, morality
We no longer use the rack, but we are as merciless as ever.


The mysterious case of the missing morality

Robert R. Reilly | 12 June 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: homosexuality, morality, morality and law, same-sex marriage, sodomy


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, rhetoric, social policy


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, mass shootings, 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.


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