Monthly Archives: July 2015

Lisa Tessman’s Moral Failure: On the Impossible Demands of Morality

There’s a nice book review of Tessman’s book.  This paragraph really grabbed me and it inclined me to read the book when I get a chance: Tessman’s thesis is that there are some things that morality requires us to do … Continue reading

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Jailing Teens for Being Sex Offenders

An interesting story from the NY Times came out recently.  It’s about a young man, Zachary Anderson, 19, who, through social media, found a young woman to have sex with.  The young woman told Anderson that she was 17.  In truth, … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (July 19, 2015)

Abortion A study shows that about 95% of women who get an abortion have no regrets. Bioethics Hilde Lindemann makes a case for an opt-out system of organ donation rather than the default opt-in system. Culture American adults and teens … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (July 13, 2015)

Animals Need to have your dog walked but don’t have time?  There’s an app for that. Books How to publish a philosophy book. Economics Most American poor aren’t unemployed, but have low-paying jobs. Euthanasia A young Belgian 24-year old woman … Continue reading

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Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage, Part Three: Should Marriage even Exist?

I have started to think about the latest SCOTUS decision regarding Obergefell v. Hodges and I’ve had three thoughts about this issue.  They aren’t conclusive, but merely a starting point to continue thinking about these issues. In part one, I looked … Continue reading

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Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage, Part Two: Should New Relationships Be Legitimate?

In part one, I discussed the relationship between the government and marriage and I showed that I was torn between the last two options, but with an inclination toward the second option.  In this post, I’ll be looking at different … Continue reading

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Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage, Part One: The Relationship Between the State and Marriage

On June 27, 2015, SCOTUS brought forth a ruling in a 5-4 decision.  The case was Obergefell v. Hodges, which declared that marriage was a fundamental right guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution. First, let me say that … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (July 5, 2015)

Emotions The History of Slut-Shaming from Rome to cyberspace. Ethics Through the work of Molly Crocket, taking anti-depressants makes one more moral, taking dopamine-enhancing drugs can make one more selfish.  The interesting thing about this is that taking drugs can … Continue reading

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What if we treated ordinary consent like we treat sexual consent?

Here’s a great comic satirizing our normal, everyday consent as if we treated them like sexual consent.  What’s the message?  Raise the bar of sexual consent! I got the comic here.

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