Although touted as the highest form of morality, altruism may not be a logically coherent notion. In this article, we explore whether altruism makes sense in the context of ethical structures.
A brief survey to help you understand your own ethical stance and affiliation to major ethical theories.
Science is not the truth, and it does not give us the truth. Radical idea, as noted by Kuhn.
Was Ned Stark a good guy? Maybe not.
Were Daenerys Targaryen’s actions in season 8 out of character? Maybe not.
Amidst senate hearings, public outrage, etc. we consider the notion of internet privacy and ethics from a broad perspective, leaving us with more questions than answers.
By understanding the notion of human equality along a single axis (i.e. human rights), we have failed to appreciate the importance of properly identifying and accounting for functional differences. This has, among other things, led to an important problem posed by elements of the politically correct speech and
What does it mean to engage in rebellion against a state? What are the ethical and practical implications of rebellion? Under what conditions is rebellion an option? Given our frequent training and arming of foreign rebels, it behooves us to have a functional understanding of these questions.
Having previously sketched out my perspective on the phenomenon of school shootings, this article delves into the proposed solutions by the generally two sides of the gun-control debate. It points out the problems with the many of the solutions proposed thus far, and makes a tentative proposal on a meaningful solution.
The way we think about school shootings (and mass shootings in general) may be flawed; and a flawed diagnosis results in the wrong treatment. In this intellectual sketch, I offer a different take on the diagnosis.