Applied Ethics Category

Normative Psychology: He’s acting strange

While there are benefits to psychology, the profession must recognize inherent normative values in it that are not founded on science, but values and norms. The practice of psychology and psychiatry to control behaviour that has been determined an illness has historically been misused on minority groups and dissenting voices. This short post highlights the […]

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Ethics of War – Panel Discussion

Hi Ethic Nutters, Just found this panel discussion on YouTube. It’s a great discussion on a range of topics within the Ethics of War. Exceptional panel members. Enjoy, Andrew

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Vaccinate the World! Yes okay, thank you.

Hello Ethic Nutters, Here is a news clip I would like to comment on. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiziwzEupbY As the pandemic now enters a new phase with the Omicron variant, many are still asking the question: Why can developed nations vaccinate their citizens with a third dose, when many in the developing have not received their first […]

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Failure Apathy: An Opinion

Why is it this beggar has been doing that for the last four years outside your downtown office? Why is it this person with a mental health condition has been diagnosed five times and been given three different medications to see what works. It is not because of the person involved whether that is the […]

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Instilling Values into AI

Hi Ethics Nutters, Good morning. There are two main concerns of mine today. The first is unregulated Genetic Engineering by foreign states. The second, is the values that AI will have and whose values they are that are instilled. A great article I’ve just found is by Ibo van de Poel titled, “Embedding Values in […]

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Good As We Are or Good As We Discover It

An interesting point of discussion I want to merely raise is whether we define Good from our default behaviour as humans, or is it something that we discover, something other than how we are naturally? Do we look around and govern using ethics as law on what is agreeable behaviour, or is ethics something which […]

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Moral Belief as Fact in Moral Controversy

Hi Ethic Nutters, Here is an interest article by Anne Zimmerman. It is interesting for a number of reasons, but what I think is important to note is the mention of moral beliefs as something which we take as factual rather than just opinions. I agree this is often how they are expressed and held, […]

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COVID Cappuccino Run: A Thought on Rationalized Social Disobedience

Throughout this terrible pandemic, I have stood patiently by outside my apartment building watching the world pass by as I stay within the guidelines of what is restricted and what is allowed. With all non-essential activities prohibited, that has meant I have only gone for groceries, to work, and for walks throughout the past now […]

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Political Divide

Hi Ethic Nutters, I came across two interesting video’s on the political divide in the US which was the topic of my pervious post. Enjoy! Andrew Here are the links:

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Political Support Today – An Armchair Ethics Post

To look at the political supporters today as an objective outside observer, the immediate description would be a deepening polarization from those opposing, fueled by a new ability in the form of computer algorithms to deliver only content that fits and supports an existing view. Furthermore, it is seen that this polarization has turned violent […]

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