The ultimate safeguard
Could the promotion of virtue help deter heinous crimes?
The morbid cost of bureaucratic efficiency
Can organisations act like machines without losing their humanity?
Is conscience really an illusion?
No. We are made to find meaning in our behaviour.
How to win an internet argument
When being your own worst enemy is a good thing
You want to maximize happiness? Try the virtues
The United Nations celebrates International Day of Happiness on March 20.
When is a war crime not a war crime?
70 years since the war crime we're too ashamed to remember
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
Yoga without ethics: just empty posturing?
Can the fitness fad live up to its traditional roots?
The torture-abortion nexus
Why do philosophers who defend abortion also defend torture?
Protecting doctors’ freedom of conscience
Some practical steps would protect rights and prevent "ethical cleansing".
70 years ago today, the most notorious Nazi death camp was liberated by the Red Army.
A murderous blame game
Did the provocative cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo "bring it upon themselves"?
Canada’s medical totalitarians
Doctors are at risk of killing against their consciences or of losing their jobs.
The mission creep of dignity
Dignity has less to do with autonomy or independence than with intrinsic worth and the ability to flourish.
What virtue adds to happiness
Going beyond having and doing into the realm of becoming.
New You Resolution
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?
Two legendary interrogators have lessons for the War on Terror.
Ethics will always play catch-up in the war on terror
A deeply utilitarian mindset pervades US foreign policy.
John McCain breaks ranks with GOP over CIA torture
Based on personal experience he says that "enhanced interrogation techniques" were shameful and didn't work.
Your money, or your life?
| 28 November 2014 |
Roasting my own coffee beans is just one of the pleasures of exploring natural wealth.
Ferguson is not a special case
The riots in Ferguson remind us that many people who believe in justice are comfortable watching its miscarriage.
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