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Governing the Internet – Understanding the need

This post is a short post with just a few things to think about in terms of Internet Ethics in the area of Internet Governance. The idea that the Internet should be governed is a growing discussion point. What was once thought of in only negative terms with reference to the Great Fire Wall of […]

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Critical discussion of Mary Ann Warren on The Ethics of Sex Preselection

In the article, The Ethics of Sex Preselection Mary Ann Warren argues for the position that sex preselection is not always a sexist act and thus a complete ban on sex preselection should not be put into place. I believe, however, all that Warren manages to show is that sex pre-selection is not irrational in certain […]

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Mirror Representation as a Supporting Theory for Women’s Empowerment

Mirror representation rests upon the core idea that in a democracy which is representative of the people it must be comprised, mirrored by, a similar proportion of each segment of the population who brought that government into power. Originally used in the United States as a means for African Americans to feel politically empowered with […]

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Is the only intrinsic good pleasure, and intrinsic evil pain?

The focus of this paper is an examination of the question: Is the only intrinsic good pleasure and the only intrinsic evil is pain? The moral view which agrees with this claim is called value hedonism. Welfare hedonism although very similar is of a slightly different view. Welfare hedonists hold that pleasure and pain are […]

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Knowledge for a Better World

Hello Ethic Nutters, On a bit of a personal note, I want to share that this summer will be my 10th Anniversary of graduating from my Master’s program at NTNU. I’m very happy to be travelling back to visit the campus and friends. For those who do not know the rich and significant history of […]

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Russell’s Ruminations

Some cynical words of wisdom from Bertrand Russell (1872 – 1970), a philosopher, mathematician, and Nobel Prize-winning author. “I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.” “It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence to support this.” “We still tend […]

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Code Brown – Some Trivia for your Long Weekend

Was reading “Uncle John’s Funniest Ever Bathroom Reader” and came across a piece worth sharing. Here it is: Code Brown Actual abbreviations and terms used in the ER by doctors and nurses who – by necessity – have a morbid sense of humor TMB: Too Many Birthdays (suffering from old age) FORD: Found On Road […]

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Getting Started

Hi there, For now, I’m basically writing this post to just get started as I know right now I have no followers. I will be taking steps in the future to change that as I hope this blog can carve out its place in the online fora of ethics related sites and blogs. My interest […]

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