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Question posted on March 5, 2015; 1 response
As a parent of young children, I have recently come to know that lots of people find it acceptable to lie ("not telling the absolute truth") to children about all kinds of subjects. It is not only that they don't...
Children, Ethics Show

Question posted on March 5, 2015; 1 response
There seems to be a popular form of virtual atheism where the person says: I don't believe in god, but I don't accept that 'everything is permitted.' And then they grin in an idiotic way. If 'everything is permitted' means exactly...
Ethics, Religion Show

Question posted on February 19, 2015; 1 response
Is rape always immoral? Could it be justified under jurisprudence as punishment for a crime or under environmental ethics to save the human race in the event of a near human extinction?...
Ethics, Punishment, Sex Show

Question posted on February 9, 2015; 1 response
Are libel laws immoral? Libel is so not easy to define yet depending on how it may be interpreted, all satire and caricature can be considered libel. Isn't the mark of a free society being able to say whatever one...
Ethics, Law Show

Question posted on February 9, 2015; 1 response
I would like to know if duty implies value. If I have the duty to take care of my daughter, does that imply that it is better that I take care of her than that I don't? If two people...
Ethics, Value Show

Question posted on February 9, 2015; 1 response
An acquaintance believes that mandatory vaccination laws are "immoral." Her basic argument, as best I understand it, is that even if vaccines benefit almost everyone, there IS a risk -- however small -- that someone may be injured or even...
Ethics Show

Question posted on February 9, 2015; no responses
Are people who organize and participate in wide scale atrocities or crimes against humanity insane or merely moral imbeciles? Can morality really be taught or is it something mostly inborn?...
Ethics Show

Question posted on February 9, 2015; 1 response
Is empathy as a moral guide overrated? Why, for example, if empathy is considered such a powerful force for moral good, was it unable to prevent the American slavery system?...
Ethics Show

Question posted on January 23, 2015; 1 response
People from the distant past are forgiven for believing that the earth is flat or that the sun orbits around it, because they lived in an era when science was less advanced; and it would have been pretty difficult for...
Ethics Show

Question posted on January 23, 2015; 2 responses
Is it fair to label childhood religious indoctrination as abuse ? at the moment in any given society it's seen as the norm , I often wonder will future generations look back in astonishment at this practice ....
Children, Ethics, Religion Show

Question posted on January 23, 2015; 1 response
If a customer walks into a store and pulls a toy gun on the owner as a prank resulting in the owner thinking it is a real gun and suffering a fatal heart attack, then is the customer morally responsible...
Ethics Show

Question posted on December 18, 2014; 1 response
What would a consequentialist say about acts that have seemingly moral dimensions but no apparent consequences? For instance, it seems wrong to wish for something really bad to happen to someone (e.g. to be hit by a car), but if...
Ethics Show

Question posted on December 18, 2014; 1 response
If a philosopher or any thinking individual thinks an act is moral or not, then should that apply to everyone in the world equally including his own family members? Suppose he thinks performing in pornographic films is not immoral, then...
Ethics Show

Question posted on December 18, 2014; 1 response
Do people have something like a right to have children? What would be the basis or justification for such a right?...
Children, Ethics Show

Question posted on December 4, 2014; 1 response
I'm a first year philosophy student and I really don't understand what it means when philosophers present the three usual normative ethics of Aristotelian, utilitarianism, and deontology. If all three are equally valid, then that would seem to imply that...
Ethics Show

Question posted on November 20, 2014; 1 response
I just watched the movie "Interstellar," in which the heroes try to begin a colony on another planet in order that the human race survive. Is there any compelling reason to do something like this? To be clear, as far...
Ethics, Value Show

Question posted on November 20, 2014; 1 response
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,...
Business, Ethics Show

Question posted on November 13, 2014; 1 response
I am in love with my brother's ex-girlfriend of 2 years. Over those 2 years, we became best friends and I developed feelings for her. My question is, now that my brother and her are no longer together, is MORALLY...
Ethics, Love Show

Question posted on October 30, 2014; 1 response
Are we really obliged to help the poor? What is the main reason for helping them without a bias in religious beliefs?...
Ethics Show

Question posted on October 30, 2014; 1 response
Is kissing a person on the lips other than one's spouse cheating? What about not on the lips? Does location really matter when it comes to kissing? I don't think it does, and even when it comes to major slip...
Ethics, Sex Show




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