Ethics Category

Common, and yes rude, misconception of an Ethicist

Hello Ethic Nutters, I hope everyone is doing well as we get through the tail end of this pandemic. Thanks for all the visits from around the world. It’s nice to see so many people enjoying my writings. I apologize for not allowing comments but I don’t want to spend time moderating. A common comment […]

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A Few Thoughts and Opinions on Decisions

The action of making free decisions through free will on matters that affect one’s well-being is a core component of liberal democratic societies and what makes them so compelling and desirable for those without these freedoms. Whether it is the freedom to decide who to marry, what to do as a profession, all the way […]

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Ethics, Morality, and the Law

Hello Ethic Nutters, In search for a simple and easy to remember way to distinguish between Law, Morality, and Ethics, I found this interesting video from The Ethics Centre. I’m not sure who the presenter is but the clear definitions of Law, Morality, and Ethics are easy to follow, understand, and share. Enjoy! Regards, Andrew

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How to know your decision was Good – An Armchair Ethics Post

Perhaps the main aim of the study of morality and ethics is to understand complex decision making processes and enable those involved to choose the most ethical and moral of actions from a choice of several. It is not sufficient or desired to have people know what is right or wrong but to choose, regardless […]

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What is Human Nature?

Hi Ethic Nutters, A few weeks ago I search for who the most influential philosopher was and discovered Kwame Appiah. He’s got a lot of interesting opinions that he shares and I’m posting one I find thought provoking on human nature. Andrew

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When Harm is Okay – An Armchair Ethics Post

The idea that we should not harm one another, and certainly not ourselves, can arguably be said to be a universally accepted normative claim. Certainly we know that it can cause both negative physical and emotional effects depending on the type of harm experienced. It could be said that this normative claim is in fact […]

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A few thoughts on the novel corona virus pandemic

At the moment the globe is still wrestling with the novel coronavirus. There is now new found hope that the promise of a few vaccines that show efficacy in early analysis will come to fruition and life can return to a certain level of normalcy. Early on numerous Bioethicists were being consulted on the matter […]

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Tolerance

It is very common to hear in discussions on tolerance the phrase “I’m tolerant of everything except intolerance”. This is often proudly stated affirming the most progressive liberalism. But is it liberal? I believe today such a view as tolerant of everything except intolerance is used primarily in normal discourse and media as a means […]

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Lies, Lying, and Deception – An Armchair Ethics Post

There are many things people dislike with being lied to close to the top of the list. Not only is it deceptive and deceiving, but it does not provide the information that is sought. That being what actually is the fact of the matter. Everyone wants to know not some falsehood, but the truth. There […]

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Should rules always be obeyed?

An interesting question to ask is whether rules, those guiding instructions we have in society to keep ever essential peace and order, should always be obeyed? When might it be needed to not obey the rules of society or in fact be essential to go against them? This short post provides opinions of mine on […]

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