Tag Archives: Ethics

Preventing a Harm by Doing a Harm

Consider a couple, Sam and Tracy.  Sam and Tracy have been together for a long time.  We could even imagine them being married if you’d like.  Lately, however, their relationship has been rocky and has slowly become unstable.  Whatever the … Continue reading

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The Ethics of Recognizing Sexiness Part Two

In my last post, I looked at Lintott’s and Irvin’s article about changing the way we perceive people as being sexy. They argue that we ought to see people as sexy subjects, meaning that we can respect people and also “see … Continue reading

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The Ethics of Recognizing Sexiness Part One

Suppose someone said to you, “you are sexy.” How would you respond? It obviously depends on the context, but let me offer two possibilities.  On the one hand, you might experience something negative simply because you are seen as an … Continue reading

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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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