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The ultimate safeguard
Zac Alstin | 27 March 2015 |
tags: Germanwings, trust, virtue
Could the promotion of virtue help deter heinous crimes?


The morbid cost of bureaucratic efficiency
Karl D. Stephan | 20 March 2015 |
tags: bureaucracy, business ethics, health insurance
Can organisations act like machines without losing their humanity?


Is conscience really an illusion?
J. Budziszewski | 20 March 2015 |
tags: conscience
No. We are made to find meaning in our behaviour.


How to win an internet argument
Zac Alstin | 18 March 2015 |
tags: argument, charity, philosophy
When being your own worst enemy is a good thing


You want to maximize happiness? Try the virtues
Alejo Jose G. Sison | 17 March 2015 |
tags: happiness, United Nations
The United Nations celebrates International Day of Happiness on March 20.


When is a war crime not a war crime?
Zac Alstin | 10 March 2015 |
tags: Japan, just war, war crimes, World War II
70 years since the war crime we're too ashamed to remember


Mr Spock, the comic utilitarian
Michael Cook | 06 March 2015 |
tags: Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill, Peter Singer, Star Trek, utilitarianism
Why is there something faintly ridiculous in the logic of thinkers like Bentham, Mill and Peter Singer?


The forgotten meaning of human nature
Zac Alstin | 05 March 2015 |
tags: ethics, human nature, natural law, same-sex marriage
Contemporary debates have lost the vision of our ethical heritage


Yoga without ethics: just empty posturing?
Zac Alstin | 05 March 2015 |
tags: discipline, sexual assault, virtue, Yoga
Can the fitness fad live up to its traditional roots?


The torture-abortion nexus
Michael Cook | 02 February 2015 |
tags: abortion, torture
Why do philosophers who defend abortion also defend torture?


Protecting doctors’ freedom of conscience
Margaret Somerville | 29 January 2015 |
tags: abortion, conscience protection, euthanasia
Some practical steps would protect rights and prevent "ethical cleansing".


Remembering Auschwitz
Michael Cook | 27 January 2015 |
tags: Auschwitz, Enlightenment, Holocaust
70 years ago today, the most notorious Nazi death camp was liberated by the Red Army.


A murderous blame game
Zac Alstin | 23 January 2015 |
tags: Charlie Hebdo, Islam
Did the provocative cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo "bring it upon themselves"?


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 mission creep of dignity
Mark Regnerus | 20 January 2015 |
tags: dignity, sociology
Dignity has less to do with autonomy or independence than with intrinsic worth and the ability to flourish.


What virtue adds to happiness
Alejo Jose G. Sison | 09 January 2015 |
tags: happiness, philosophy, virtue
Going beyond having and doing into the realm of becoming.


New You Resolution
Zac Alstin | 01 January 2015 |
tags: 2014, 2015, New Year's resolutions
What can a 17th Century French genius and an obscure Neo-Confucian discipline teach us about happiness?


Being “nice” worked in World War II. Why not now?
Michael Cook | 12 December 2014 |
tags: torture, World War II
Two legendary interrogators have lessons for the War on Terror.


Ethics will always play catch-up in the war on terror
Michael Cook | 10 December 2014 |
tags: ethics of warfare, torture, USA, war on terror
A deeply utilitarian mindset pervades US foreign policy.


John McCain breaks ranks with GOP over CIA torture
John McCain | 10 December 2014 |
tags: CIA, enhanced interrogation techniques, torture, war on terror
Based on personal experience he says that "enhanced interrogation techniques" were shameful and didn't work.


Your money, or your life?
Zac Alstin | 28 November 2014 |
tags: happiness, philosophy, wealth
Roasting my own coffee beans is just one of the pleasures of exploring natural wealth.


Ferguson is not a special case
Tony N. Brown | 27 November 2014 |
tags: Ferguson, justice, racism, USA
The riots in Ferguson remind us that many people who believe in justice are comfortable watching its miscarriage.


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