Tag Archives: Paper Topic

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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Coping Mechanisms

People will go through major stresses in life.  I’m not talking about typical stresses that are considered “normal” and expected such as work, drama within family, drama among friends, deadlines, school, etc.  These activities are just the norms of daily … Continue reading

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On Building the Virtue of Being Rejected

I came across this story on NPR, which discusses a young man, Jason Comely.  Jason didn’t go out that much.  Nine months before, his wife had left him for someone else.  From this experience, Jason withdrew from life and didn’t … 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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Continuing to Believe in Falsehoods

An article about two months ago in The New Yorker is about how and why people believe in false things. Specifically, how and why someone continues to believe in false things even if that person was shown evidence that the … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today: 11/28/2010

Relationships and Sexuality In the Time Magazine this week, the headline cover was Who Needs Marriage? The results are quite interesting: the more educated and wealthy you are, the more likely you get married. Here are some more interesting stats … Continue reading

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