Applied Ethics Category

Temperatures Impact and Climate Change Affecting Nesting of Sea Turtles

It seems as though today concern for the environment is again in the media and for good reason. Seems that not only are our seas damaged, not beyond repair, and sea animals at jeopardy of vanishing, but the very oceans themselves are increasingly becoming dumping grounds for plastic products of all varieties. In the news […]

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Flip it and Reverse it

Over the years I continue to look at the world through an ethical lens, it’s unavoidable after 5 years of morality, ethics, law, and theological lectures. Often people complain today on social media about how this person said this, or this person did that. It is a remarkable equalizer in terms of social justice with […]

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Why Values Hinder Pareto Efficieny Calculations

When the idea that hockey players should be wearing helmets first came out, many thought it was a good idea and said that they would endorse it while at the same time refusing to wear one themselves because others were not. This assignment looks at some of the conditions under which it may be rational […]

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Right to be Forgotten

Hello Ethics Nutters, As I subscribe to the The American Journal of Bioethics I saw this fascinating podcast on the right to be forgotten in the digital age. Link below: https://www.everydayethics.org/podcasts/2018/5/9/right-to-be-forgotten What some see as an issue others may not. Seems like a lot stems from matters of opinion. Go through it and you’ll know where […]

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Art Caplan on Trump’s Doctor

Hello Ethics Nutters, An interesting interview with Art Caplan on the most recent Trump scandal involving his former Doctor. Interesting to hear what he has to say. Here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBJuFFo3hKw&t=216s&index=1&list=FLSrpD4fhC5a9QMxo3hP9lXg Andrew

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Aldo Leopold Land Ethic and Sherwood Park

City parks are a useful tool in raising awareness for environmental problems, by providing people with an opportunity to see the beauty of nature beyond the narrow view of a household garden, of a potted plant in the corner of a room, or a small cactus completely out of place on an urban office desk. […]

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Peace Requires Responsibility

Hello Ethic Nutters, I purchased the book “The Morality of War” by Brian Orend and plan on reading through its chapters this year. To get in the mindset I decided to turn to Youtube for information. Sure enough, there’s so much more on Youtube than I can really share. My favourite, Obama’s Nobel speech in […]

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The Ethics of “Greed is Good”

Gordon Gekko in his speech to the shareholders of Teldar Paper promotes greed as the means in which to save the troubling company. His argument begins with the assertion that the root of the problem is with the management of Teldar Paper. He notes that they have no stake in the company which he takes […]

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Business Ethics – Shell’s Strategic Stakeholder Synthesis

Due to the size and impact many large companies such as Shell have on society, most managers have come to realize that the interests of stakeholders, as well as shareholders, is an important factor in the success of a business. Stakeholders are individuals such as employees, customers, and people in the local community who do […]

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Birth Lottery

Hello Ethics Nutters, The birth lottery of John Rawls came up in conversation at work and it got me searching for a nice little summary that could refresh my memory on the subject. Although I formally studied a Theory of Justice during my Master’s, I can’t remember the details so well ten years on. If […]

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