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Question posted on April 17, 2014; 1 response
Is inter-country adoption immoral? (I'm a college senior doing an independent study on Korean transnational adoption and the Korean diaspora.)...
Children, Ethics Show

Question posted on April 4, 2014; 2 responses
Some people study or know a great deal about ethics as it's taught in philosophy departs, and yet those same people we may not judge to be highly ethical or to have elevated moral characters. If this assumption is correct,...
Ethics Show

Question posted on March 16, 2014; 1 response
I am a recently married thirty year old living in Oregon. My wife and I don't want to have any kids and we don't subscribe to religion or any ideology. Because of this why should I be concerned about global...
Environment, Ethics Show

Question posted on March 6, 2014; 1 response
If animals have feelings then isn't that enough reason not to kill them for food? Some would say that self awareness is required. Why would that be relevant? Could the idea that a creature without self awareness lacks a unified...
Animals, Ethics Show

Question posted on March 6, 2014; 1 response
Is one ever morally justified to beat someone up for making sexist and/or misogynist comments (this is a serious question)?...
Ethics, Punishment Show

Question posted on March 6, 2014; 1 response
During The Troubles the IRA would sometimes make a telephone warning beforehand prior to exploding a bomb. Even if the authorities are unable to evacuate every person in time resulting in a single digit death toll, does this make them...
Ethics Show

Question posted on February 23, 2014; 1 response
If a person chooses to drink alcohol in order to become more violent, should philosophers/society blame alcohol as "the evil substance," the drinker himself for not understanding the meaning of life, or society for not helping the person overcome alcohol...
Ethics Show

Question posted on February 6, 2014; 1 response
What do we mean when we say that someone is "ideological"? How does having an ideology differ from simply having a particular set of moral or political views?...
Ethics Show

Question posted on February 6, 2014; 1 response
Suppose you have been in a relationship with your partner for several years (no marriage, no children). Even though you still have strong emotional feelings for your partner (to the extent that you would claim to love her/him), you are...
Ethics, Love, Sex Show

Question posted on February 6, 2014; 2 responses
Does allowing one's child to become obese constitute child abuse?...
Biology, Children, Ethics Show

Question posted on February 6, 2014; 1 response
If I knew I could get a billion dollars and all I needed to do was enter a persons home and smash their tv then I would do it. Does that make me immoral?...
Ethics Show

Question posted on January 31, 2014; 1 response
Would it be ethical for a doctor to change his last name to a Jewish sounding name in order to attract more patients?...
Ethics Show

Question posted on January 31, 2014; 1 response
Are ad hominem attacks or character assassinations legitimate forms of Aristotelian virtue arguments to criticize political opinions so long as all claims are entirely factual?...
Ethics Show

Question posted on January 31, 2014; 2 responses
Is it wrong to fantasize about sex with children? If a pedophile never acts on their fantasies are they still guilty of having evil thoughts, assuming that their abstinence comes out of a genuine desire not to do harm?...
Children, Ethics, Mind, Sex Show

Question posted on January 30, 2014; 1 response
I used to always give money to the homeless who asked for it on the side of the road. One day a relative pointed out to me that nearly every time I give to one of the homeless, I...
Ethics Show

Question posted on January 30, 2014; 1 response
I recently heard someone make an argument, something like- "if you accept that there is morality in sex, for example that a father having sex with his daughter is wrong, you can't say gay sex isn't immoral because people should...
Ethics, Sex Show

Question posted on January 7, 2014; 2 responses
Utilitarianistically speaking, is there any difference between forced population transfer and ethnic cleansing?...
Ethics Show

Question posted on January 2, 2014; 1 response
Some people believe that removing someone from life support is wrong and is "playing God" because it could most likely cause death. With that line of thinking, shouldn't life support be considered "playing God" since they are sustaining life...
Ethics, Euthanasia Show

Question posted on January 2, 2014; 1 response
I recently read a philosophy book and it got me thinking about morality. Is not morality a tool of society to make it run smoother? If an action effects the world in a positive way than the action is good....
Ethics Show

Question posted on December 12, 2013; 1 response
In one of my classes, we had to pick a topic and a side. All through out my research my- for the lack of a better term- opponent kept saying "euthanasia is the work of the devil!" I beg to...
Death, Ethics Show




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