Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Jan. 19, 2016)

Ethics

  • A sobering idea that the reason we exist is because of some past tragedy.  As an example, the reason I exist is because of the Vietnam War.  Would you be willing to sacrifice your existence to prevent that tragedy?  Why not for the future?  “If we would be willing to sacrifice our existence for the sake of preventing past horrors, what would we be willing to sacrifice of ourselves to prevent horrors now and in the future? And why are so many of us (and I include myself here) not doing so?
  • Killer Robots!  Three philosophers discuss the ethical implications and argue that making autonomous weapons are a bad idea.

Gender

Guns

Law

Sexuality

  • A map of the US and Canada of Queer, Women-centered, feminist sex toy shops.
  • Has your partner cheated on you and you want to forgive that partner?  A study suggests that mindfulness helps to do that.

Willpower

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About shaunmiller

I am a Ph. D student at Marquette University. The primary purpose of this blog is to get my ideas out there, and then have other people scrutinize, critique, build upon, and systematize beliefs. This blog will sometimes pertain to what I'm learning in my classes, but it will occasionally deal with non-classroom issues that I'm thinking about as well.
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