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Your Womb is a Crime Scene

I read an article entitled “Reporting Miscarriages, Criminalizing Pregnant Women’s Bodies” on Project Censored. There is a bill being proposed in Kansas that would require women who suffer miscarriages to report them to the state. 421 more words

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Peter Singer and effective altruism - a critique

Recently I attended a lecture delivered by Peter Singer on, ‘Ethics, Utilitarianism and Effective Altruism’. This event was jointly hosted between the University of Melbourne Secular Society and Melbourne University Philosophy Community. 2,347 more words

Atheism

I know I live in a city that has a relatively low median income (Everett,WA). Maybe it’s also because I take public transportation. Whatever the reason, the number of young homeless I see in this community is striking. 82 more words

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The Problem of Repentance (Yom Kippur)

This article originally appeared in the October 2013 edition of Kol HaMevaser: The Jewish Thought Magazine of Yeshiva University. Thank you to the editors for their helpful comments and suggestions! 2,173 more words

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Consequentialism for Idiots

(This is fifth part of the ‘From Neural Is to Moral Ought’ series of talks.)

20: Deontology for Idiots

As previously stated, ‘normative ethics’ is that sub-division of ethics that asks what is the right (and wrong) way for people to act and there are three major moral theories within normative ethics: 3,095 more words

Death Penalty: Views on morality and reform

“I just don’t see the sense of killing people to say that killing people’s wrong.” -Dead Man Walking (1995)

My Philosophy and Social Ethics class is discussing the death penalty this week. 696 more words

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