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Preventing Suffering and the Abolition of Predators

The principle that we should always act to prevent suffering seems intuitive as it seems that a world without needless suffering would be far better than one in which suffering occurred regularly. 980 more words

The Essence of Ethics

Before delving into major ethical issues, there is  one question that may be critical to exploring the topic. Indeed, the question is “whence are ethics derived?”.  848 more words



It is dangerous to believe that we should be wholly responsible for our actions. It is arrogant to believe we are totally in control of our actions. 494 more words


On Slacktivism and Ice Buckets

I had been mostly ignoring what had been going on with the Ice Bucket Challenge for the past few days since I’d heard about it; that is, until I was challenged by a good friend of mine. 827 more words


INDIANS BEWARE OF JIM: an introduction to basic ideas in ethics

Ethics is the area of philosophy that is chiefly associated with morality (strictly speaking I am dealing with normative ethics in this post, normative ethics being concerned with what we should do). 1,227 more words


"Reflections on the 69th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki"

Reflections on the 69th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki
Dr. Mark S. Latkovic
August 9, 2014

This past August 6th marked the 69th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.  241 more words

Moral Philosophy

Assessing Rape and Self-Ownership through Moral Philosophy

The First question we must answer before assessing Rape is do we own ourselves? The legalistic definition of Rape contains at its heart the right of self-ownership. 1,899 more words