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Existentialism in Design: Motivation

There has been a lot of recent work on the ethics of digital technology. This is a broad area of inquiry, but it includes such topics as: 1,589 more words

Helen Nissenbaum

Why Sexual Servitude is Wrong

There are several reasons as to why prostitution could be strongly considered as a morally wrong and principally problematic practice. Debra Satz argues that prostitution is morally wrong for reasons of gender inequality, but she does not see anything unacceptable with the practice itself. 1,844 more words

I Want the Experience Machine

The concept of Utilitarianism, at its foundation, is quite simple and intuitive: the determination of what is right or wrong depends on whether or not, and to what extent, a given action has utility; it’s consequentialism of a kind.   994 more words

Consequentialism

Nulla Misericordia 

I recently viewed The Belko Experiment, a gory and blood-spattered Hollywood interpretation of an intensely unethical social experiment. As Kieffer pointed out to me, this film was in direct comparison to a thinking exercise of ethics called the trolley problem. 415 more words

Nonfiction

Book Review #1 – Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer

In many ways, there is little more to be said about this book than the eight word review on the front cover from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall – “Everyone who eats flesh should read this book”. 2,257 more words

Philosophy

"But it's their culture!"

As a Humanist, I believe ethics and morality should be consequential. To be judged by the outcome of collective human actions rather than from a virtuous standing. 383 more words

Philosophy

What's Wrong with Immigration Restrictions? The Same Thing That's Wrong with Gun Control

My latest post at Learn Liberty explores the close parallels between certain arguments for immigration restrictions and gun restrictions:

A common argument for restricting immigration… 242 more words

Immigration