Tag Archives: Ethics

Let’s See What’s in the News Today (April 12, 2016)

Advice A nice blog post about advice from Daniel Dennett on how to think philosophically. Art A cool photo project where you can see the borders between two, sometimes three, countries in Europe. Ethics Stoic spiritual exercises part i. Stoic … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (April 3, 2016)

Children When someone doesn’t want kids, people often respond by saying things like, “You’ll change your mind later,” or “you’ll want kids someday.”  Here’s an article about parents who regret having kids. Culture Television that has romantic and relationship themes … Continue reading

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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? … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Jan. 11, 2016)

Culture There is a prediction there is a relationship between taking selfies and social exhibitionism, being extroverted, and self-esteem.  A late study shows that those who take selfies have high social exhibitionism, are extroverted, but there is no relationship between taking … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Sept. 21, 2015)

Economics A plea for a welfare state because according to the latest studies, it increases overall happiness. Thomas Aquinas: Ethics and Anti-capitalism Emotions Acting happy when you’re not feeling it, particularly known in some jobs, can actually be detrimental to … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Aug. 2, 2015)

Ethics The philosophy of jerks.  What is a jerk?  “the jerk culpably fails to appreciate the perspectives of others around him, treating them as tools to be manipulated or idiots to be dealt with rather than as moral and epistemic … 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 (June 28, 2015)

Animals The ethics of pet food. Causation Ignore the headline.  Philosopher Stephen Mumford argues that causation does exist independently of our thoughts on it. Ethics Will your self-driving car be programmed to kill you? Mind The mind is a computer. … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (June 21, 2015)

Aesthetics Expensive wine is for suckers:  Economics An interesting study on how rich people can be jerks. Ethics A new movie will come out about the Stanford Prison Experiment:  Family In two-sibling families, adolescents who believed their parents favored their … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (June 14, 2015)

Climate Change A website dedicated to getting 100% renewable, clean energy.  It was built by engineers. Ethics Paul Bloom argues that imagining the lives of others (what he considers as empathy) is harder than “if we rely instead on more … Continue reading

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