Applied Ethics Category

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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Asia’s Different Standard

One distinction between the two cultures in human rights issues is that Western human rights issues are very orientated towards the individual while in Asia it is more towards the state and the well-being of everyone. While in the West, ones individual rights can supersede that of the states, such would never be the case […]

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Vulgar Relativism – Bernard Williams & Charles Taylor

Williams views “vulgar relativism” as a disgusting moral view in philosophy. Normally referred to as moral relativism, this moral view holds that what is right can only be determined as what is right for that specific society at that specific time, whichever the time and society may be. Williams uses three propositions when defining what […]

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Security as a Basic Right

Henry Shue formulates an argument in “Basic Right Subsistence, Affluence, and U.S. Foreign Policy,” for the claim that each person has a right to physical security. This right would protect people from being subjected to murder, torture, mayhem, rape, or assault. Although this right seems to need no argument for it as it is seemingly […]

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