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Question posted on November 20, 2014; no responses
Recently, the NFL has become embroiled in high profile cases of domestic violence by its players (most notably, Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson). Many critics demand that the league suspend or otherwise discipline the guilty parties. But why, in general,...
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Question posted on October 30, 2014; no responses
Assuming that an important justification for democracy is that citizens should have a voice in legislation that effects or even changes the way they live together, should the introduction of societal changing technologies like the automobile or the Internet be...
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Question posted on September 25, 2014; 1 response
If philosophers were paid to answer questions on sites like this one, I think we'd agree that there would be more responses. But do you think the quality of responses would decrease? Is something that one is willing to do...
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Question posted on December 5, 2013; 1 response
Is it ever immoral to develop or promote technology that causes people to lose jobs by making human workers obsolete?...
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Question posted on November 14, 2013; 1 response
I was engaged in a tense relationship with my supervisor for more than a year. The tension escalated in the last few months and culminated in him framing me for things I did not do. I was not given the...
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Question posted on July 11, 2013; 1 response
Ethically speaking, should private businesses be allowed to refuse service to individuals on account of any characteristic that is related to their behavioral choices? For example, in the US, restaurants are allowed to refuse service to patrons who spit on...
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Question posted on April 11, 2013; 1 response
The further up the corporate ladder one climbs the more Machiavellian ones colleagues appear to be. Apportioning blame, taking undue credit and generally deceiving others can all be hugely advantageous when promotions come around. Should we accept that certain careers...
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Question posted on February 7, 2013; 1 response
Suppose that Google censored radical ideas without anyone knowing it because they believed that part of their role as a member of the corporate establishment was to protect capitalism. Would that be ethical of them? Is it their right?...
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Question posted on January 31, 2013; 1 response
I was recently at a job interview where I was informed that, if hired, I would have to sign a non-compete clause stating effectively that, if I were ever to leave my position at the company, I would be barred...
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Question posted on December 6, 2012; 1 response
I have talked to some friends after reading a book on materialism and I have a question. Don't companies have a right to push their products to us? Would it not be the weakness of our minds at fault for...
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Question posted on May 10, 2012; 1 response
Mutual funds differ in their investment targets but more and more they are just indexes and in aggregate they essentially bet the entire market all the time. They must do this because of their size and inability to hold...
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Question posted on May 10, 2012; 3 responses
Many of those who favor online piracy (or who oppose restrictive laws meant to combat piracy, at least), argue that piracy does not actually hurt movie and music producers. They claim that most pirates would be unlikely to buy the...
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Question posted on April 19, 2012; 1 response
Are spousal hires unethical? Do companies have an obligation to consider job candidates on their merit as individuals alone? I would have thought that spousal hires were obviously unfair, and therefore objectionable. But I've talked to many people who think...
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Question posted on February 29, 2012; 1 response
Couldn't all marketing that implements psychological techniques to influence behavior without the subject realizing it be considered unethical? It seems to me that advertisers have an unfair advantage over consumers who have not had the opportunity to study the...
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Question posted on August 25, 2011; 1 response
Would it be considered unethical to anonymously report my suspicion that several co-workers are stealing from customers and the company I work for by suggesting the company conduct an investigation into the practices of their employees to determine whether or...
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Question posted on August 25, 2011; 1 response
Why is prostitution considered immoral, as long as it is a service that is provided, just like the service of a driver or a cleaning person? Why is a prostitute seen like a person of low value and why do...
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Question posted on August 6, 2011; 2 responses
According to Nicholas D. Smith in response to a question about sexual harassment legislation, "The minute someone in that place begins to give sexual attention to someone else in that workplace, the environment is changed--and changed in a way that...
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Question posted on July 3, 2011; 1 response
When someone is indicted for a crime, it's standard for newspaper reports to state that he only "allegedly" did whatever he is accused of doing. But suppose that the guilt of the defendant is extremely well confirmed (a thousand witnesses...
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Question posted on June 9, 2011; 1 response
Is it ethical for a pharmaceutical company to keep the results of a negative clinical trial secret? Patients participate in clinical trials of an investigational drug for many reasons. One of these reasons may be the desire to benefit society....
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Question posted on June 5, 2011; 1 response
What is the meaning of loyalty? If I work in an organization and am committed to its purpose but feel that the organization is not meeting its purpose or is perhaps subverting it, to what do I owe my...
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