via reuters, KFF recently posted a short article about the ethics of giving experimental treatment to the ‘hero doctor’ Sheik Umar Khan — and, really, to any of the trained health professionals who continue to show up to work even though they were at very real risk in Sierra Leone, in Liberia, in Nigeria and, now, contemporaneously but apparently unrelatedly, DRC. 438 more words
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““following one’s desire” … “pathological” …motivations. …The opposition is …not between the egotist …pleasures and ethical care…, but between …betrayal of and …fidelity to the “law of desire” beyond the pleasure principle.” – Slavoj Zizek on knowing one’s desire and not corrupting it in favor of pleasure
I came across this unusual article in the last few months, and completely forgot I had bookmarked it for future inclusion here.
In it, it discusses the importance of the senses in appreciating beauty, a theme discussed by the famous philosopher Kant. 267 more words