How to win an internet argument
When being your own worst enemy is a good thing
Mr Spock, the comic utilitarian
Why is there something faintly ridiculous in the logic of thinkers like Bentham, Mill and Peter Singer?
The forgotten meaning of human nature
Contemporary debates have lost the vision of our ethical heritage
70 years ago today, the most notorious Nazi death camp was liberated by the Red Army.
Canada’s medical totalitarians
Doctors are at risk of killing against their consciences or of losing their jobs.
The awe-full truth of human dignity
A MercatorNet contributor reflects on its unique “dignitarian” philosophy.
How can you tell when moralizing is wrong?
Brittany Maynard's death exposed a flaw in the arguments of moral relativism.
Conquering mental castles
Western philosophy has acquired the habit of thinking of men as machines. How can this be overcome?
ISIS has done the world a favour
It has killed off climate change as the world's greatest moral challenge.
Law and morality in public discourse
The natural law should undergird our positive laws, a Catholic theologian argues.
The global niceness challenge announces a winner
Statisticians have identified the Mother Teresa of global politics.
Is dementia really Public Enemy #1?
The British Prime Minister says that it is. He's wrong.
To aim at virtue and fall short does not a hypocrite make
But hordes of online commenters fail to comprehend this. Why?
Stumbling forward into the past
Even the Roman Empire had a use-by date. What is ours?
Social science is no bogeyman
Well-grounded research supports virtue and human flourishing.
Should we really treat animals like humans?
All creatures are special, but some are more special than others.
After 2,400 years, the Hippocratic Oath still inspires doctors. Why is a leading bioethicist mocking it?
Discovered: the secret of morality
American scientists contend that the way to make people more moral is to get them to think about science.
Delving into the mind of Islam
Only if the West recovers its robust confidence in reason can it confront the challenge of Muslim extremism.
Is America’s lawyer president lying to the world?
Can we trust what the President is telling the public about the extent of NSA surveillance?
Nikola Tesla and the ethics of publicity
Even the greatest inventors can become the captives of their own dreams.
“Why Tolerate Religion?”
In an influential book, a Princeton professor argues glibly that religion deserves no special legal consideration.
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