Browsing All posts tagged under »ethics«

Righting All Wrongs: There’s No Single Way To Do It.

May 21, 2012


In the face of a wrong, shortcoming, failure, or problem, there really are only three plausible responses. Pretend the wrong doesn’t exist. Address it indirectly. Address it directly. While it’s tempting to claim that, in every instance of wrong, one should always and only respond in one way, in fact, any of the three responses […]

With Protecters Like This Who Needs Predators: Teen Charged For Creating Child Porn Of Herself

March 28, 2009


A fourteen year-old girl has been charged for creating and distributing child pornography of — wait for it — herself. She posted nearly thirty explicit nude pictures on MySpace. Moreover, if the charges stick, she could be forced to register as a sex offender. Also, it seems prosecutors all over the U.S. are pursuing child pornography cases which involve children […]

What should I do with my life? A plausible answer.

November 26, 2008


Poverty is one of the primary causes of suffering. So, 1) I will pursue an end which allows me to accumulate wealth and I will transfer some of it to a person living in poverty and/or to a person or organization working to eliminate poverty. The end I pursue will not itself directly contribute to […]

Art and Society’s Change

November 26, 2008


To characterize the affects and effects of persons as the affects and effects of art is an old and easy error that distracts persons from some basic facts: a person or persons, employing a variety of tools, sometimes can predictably affect their environment; a tool is a tool only because persons use it to affect […]

An Account of Life & Recommendations for Living

November 26, 2008


Preface In what follows, I offer an account of life and some recommendations for living. No necessary relationship exists between the account and the recommendations. A person can accept the account and not the recommendations, accept the recommendations and not the account, or accept elements of both. Nothing in this account or its recommendations is […]


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