Ethical thinking articles

ethical thinking

Canada’s medical totalitarians
Sean Murphy | 21 January 2015 |
tags: Canada, conscience, conscience rights, conscientious objection
Doctors are at risk of killing against their consciences or of losing their jobs.

The awe-full truth of human dignity
Zac Alstin | 13 November 2014 |
tags: dignitarian, dignity, MercatorNet
A MercatorNet contributor reflects on its unique “dignitarian” philosophy.

How can you tell when moralizing is wrong?
Sean Murphy | 06 November 2014 |
tags: assisted suicide, ethical thinking, morality
Brittany Maynard's death exposed a flaw in the arguments of moral relativism.

Conquering mental castles
Daan van Schalkwijk | 28 October 2014 |
tags: ethics, philosophy
Western philosophy has acquired the habit of thinking of men as machines. How can this be overcome?

ISIS has done the world a favour
Michael Cook | 01 September 2014 |
tags: Al Gore, climate change, ISIS, Islamic State
It has killed off climate change as the world's greatest moral challenge.

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

The global niceness challenge announces a winner
Michael Cook | 11 July 2014 |
tags: foreign affairs, happiness
Statisticians have identified the Mother Teresa of global politics.

Is dementia really Public Enemy #1?
Michael Cook | 24 June 2014 |
tags: Alzheimer's disease, dementia, greatest moral challenges
The British Prime Minister says that it is. He's wrong.

To aim at virtue and fall short does not a hypocrite make
Paul Adams | 15 May 2014 |
tags: Christians, sin, virtue
But hordes of online commenters fail to comprehend this. Why?

Stumbling forward into the past
Michael Kirke | 25 March 2014 |
tags: Christianity, culture, Roman Empire, Western civilization
Even the Roman Empire had a use-by date. What is ours?

Social science is no bogeyman
Paul D. Miller | 18 March 2014 |
tags: natural law, social science, virtue
Well-grounded research supports virtue and human flourishing.

Should we really treat animals like humans?
Christopher O. Tollefsen | 30 January 2014 |
tags: animal rights, Christian theology, ethics
All creatures are special, but some are more special than others.

Enduring power
J. Donald Boudreau | 08 January 2014 |
tags: bioethics, Hippocratic Oath
After 2,400 years, the Hippocratic Oath still inspires doctors. Why is a leading bioethicist mocking it?

Discovered: the secret of morality
Michael Cook | 24 September 2013 |
tags: morality, science
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
Robert R. Reilly and Alvino-Mario Fantini | 16 August 2013 |
tags: 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?
Robert Hutchinson | 04 July 2013 |
tags: Barack Obama, privacy, surveillance
Can we trust what the President is telling the public about the extent of NSA surveillance?

Nikola Tesla and the ethics of publicity
Karl D. Stephan | 01 July 2013 |
tags: Nikola Tesla, public relations, technology
Even the greatest inventors can become the captives of their own dreams.

“Why Tolerate Religion?”
Ray Pennings | 01 July 2013 |
tags: religion in public square, tolerance
In an influential book, a Princeton professor argues glibly that religion deserves no special legal consideration.

Squatters on Europe’s Christian heritage
Jeff Fountain | 19 June 2013 |
tags: Chrstianity, human dignity, Netherlands, Robert Schuman
Can human dignity find a firm foundation in secularism?

Networks of responsibility: the Philadelphia building collapse
Karl D. Stephan | 18 June 2013 |
tags: engineering ethics, Philadelphia
Who should ultimately take the blame in a tragedy of careless demolition which caused six deaths?

An Esther moment
Peter Saunders | 14 June 2013 |
tags: conscience, conscientious objection, Elizabeth II, same-sex marriage
In the 60th year of her reign, Queen Elizabeth II will soon be asked to give royal assent to same-sex marriage. Is this a violation of her coronation oath?

Not with a bang, but a whimper
Michael Cook | 31 May 2013 |
tags: scientism, stem cells
After more than a decade of research on embryonic stem cells, scientists are quietly moving on to greener pastures.

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