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Question posted on November 20, 2014; 2 responses
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; no responses
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; 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...
Business, 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

Question posted on September 30, 2014; 1 response
I just finished watching SalÚ, or the 120 Days of Sodom, and it was easily amongst the top five of the most beautiful films I've ever seen. I use the word "beautiful" because any other superlatives like "great" doesn't seem...
Beauty, Ethics Show

Question posted on September 30, 2014; 1 response
Are moral theories subject to the principle of falsifiability? thanks Luca from Italy...
Ethics Show

Question posted on September 30, 2014; 1 response
Some time ago I came to know about two horrible stories that happened in my city, one leading to the death of a young child, the other about a 12-year old raped by a 16-year old. Of course, events like...
Ethics Show

Question posted on September 30, 2014; 1 response
The Philippines has recently experiences the most devastating storm, Yolanda, in its history. The most affected areas of the country were wiped out and almost all sources of food and water became scarce. Looting became common in those areas. I...
Ethics Show

Question posted on September 30, 2014; 1 response
I am recently disturbed by the claim of George Carlin's about race. He said that we should not be proud of our race or nationality because we did not choose them. It's like being proud of our sex, when we...
Ethics Show

Question posted on September 30, 2014; 1 response
Is it equally, less, or more immoral for a husband/boyfriend to cheat on his wife/girlfriend than vice versa? Is ethics solely an exercise in logic or is there room for socio-psycho-evolutionary factors?...
Ethics, Sex Show

Question posted on September 18, 2014; 1 response
What's the source of the authority that parents commonly have over their children? For example, sayings like "My house, my rules" suggest that children and parents have a kind of agreement: in exchange for the food and shelter which their...
Children, Ethics Show

Question posted on September 18, 2014; 1 response
Is there any way to ultimately resolve, by reason or evidence, the conflict between moral relativism and moral realism? Reading about this issue makes me feel unsure about the real status of morality. Any suggestion would help. ...
Ethics Show

Question posted on August 21, 2014; 1 response
Dear sir/madam I would really appreciate it if you could help me please with finding the name of some books about early concept of the relation of art and morality. what I mean is after Plato and Aristotle to the time...
Art, Ethics Show

Question posted on August 20, 2014; 1 response
During a discussion in the pub the other day my friend suggested that morality -- and the associated concepts of right and wrong, good and bad -- doesn't objectively exist, and that the universe is therefore essentially indifferent and meaningless....
Ethics Show

Question posted on August 7, 2014; 2 responses
Is murder illegal because its wrong? Or is murder wrong because its illegal? ...
Ethics, Law Show

Question posted on July 31, 2014; 1 response
I have just finished Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy, and like so many find the purely wicked Judge Holden the most fascinating character. And there are other wicked characters that fascinate. But pure goodness doesn't seem to make for that...
Ethics, Literature Show

Question posted on July 31, 2014; 2 responses
Is adultery really immoral? The act itself is mostly legal, so why can't it be mostly moral? I'm a male bachelor, so I can only argue from my point of view. Adultery is a simple biological urge that manifests itself...
Ethics, Love, Sex Show

Question posted on July 24, 2014; 1 response
Religious people often claim that human rights must come from God. It seems to me that they could be wrong about their claim because of the objection posed by the Euthyphro dilemma. Am I right about this? Can we have...
Ethics, Religion Show




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