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.
Elderspeak is demeaning
Why are residents of nursing homes addressed as if they were children?
If the mindfulness craze is really so cool, why did Anders Breivik use it?
Meditation techniques can help stressed-out executives, but they are open to abuse.
The awe-full truth of human dignity
| 13 November 2014 |
A MercatorNet contributor reflects on its unique “dignitarian” philosophy.
I can’t handle being useful
| 10 November 2014 |
The language of management is often offensive, pompous, and demeaning. It's time for a spring cleaning.
How can you tell when moralizing is wrong?
Brittany Maynard's death exposed a flaw in the arguments of moral relativism.
When Iran hanged a woman for killing her rapist, it showed how senseless all capital punishment is
Whatever really happened, Reyhaneh deserved to live.
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