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On the Nature of Good (and Bad and Evil)

What is “good”?  Philosophers have argued over the question for millennia.  They disagree upon both the definition of good and which examples are good.  If they agreed upon the definition, then we could start to sort out which examples were good.  1,005 more words

Science Of Morality

Responding to Irrational Politics

David Cameron, currently Prime Minister of the UK has tried to put together his thoughts on faith and morality. We might give him the benefit of the doubt and say he is simply poor at communicating his ideas but I’m afraid he may actually think like this. 228 more words

General

Living Creatively in a Mad World: Thinking

Creativity involves much thought. Most of the work of writing is thinking: questioning, investigating, exploring and researching, turning the idea round and round, interrogating it from every angle. 256 more words

Writing

Veganism Is The Future

Veganism as coined by Donald Watson in England in 1944 ~ A philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude – as far as is possible and practical - all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals and the environment. 230 more words

Fears of manipulation oversell behavioral finance’s capabilities

Manipulated: The rise of behavioral finance

It’s hard to find a place today where concepts of behavioral finance aren’t being applied to real-world situations. From London to Washington to Sydney, governments are experimenting with the psychology of decision-making and trying to “nudge” citizens toward better behaviors, whether that means saving more for retirement or signing an organ donation card. 59 more words

Behavioral Economics

On “the assertion that the entire concept of “good and bad” is inherently unscientific, or perhaps arbitrary/anecdotal.”

Inspired by First Author’s Note from Physical Ethics

“Morality” in human beings is primarily implemented through emotions, sensations and urges (ESU). Even so-called “rational” morality is necessarily grounded in and motivated either by personal ESU or a societal consensus based upon each individual’s ESU. 456 more words

Science Of Morality

No, They Don't Deserve It


I just got blocked from the page of a Vegan “friend” because I tried to explain why posting angry, hate-filled posts about non-Vegans makes non-Vegans want nothing to do with Veganism. 432 more words