33 Answered Questions for the topic Ethics
Did St. Augustine give a satisfying defense of human freedom and the existence of God from the Stoics' ideas?
Germans - Is it cultural appropriation or cosplay?
Well, if a Caucasian American were to dress as the German mythological creature the Rasslebock (similar to but distinct from the US's Jackalope), would it be cultural appropriation or disrespectful... more
b. On inter-generational responsibility, comment on the proverb: “We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.”
my question is about two kinds of ignorance in term of professional ethics
. A physician was negligent in that he was ignorant of a particular fact. He administered anesthesia to a woman and overlooked her medical chart that showed she had eaten an hour before.... more
The degree that ethics and values may influence decision making
A person should decide for himself the moral laws that he will follow which is called the "autonomy of the will"
what ethical viewpoint is being described?
Reinhard Niebuhr: Moral Man and Immoral Society
Whats some useful information about this book that I can use to write a book review? I swear I'm not lazy, the reading is just very dense and I'm having a difficult time understanding a lot of it.
Influences on Reinhard Niebuhr
What influenced Reinhard Niebuhr to write Moral Man and Immoral Society? Are there influences that are evident in the book?
Ethics Based on Consequences
Utilitarians argue that since happiness is the end that all human beings seek, (1) action that maximizes human happiness is good and (2) the right action to choose (among options) is that one which... more
On what grounds can a democratic state prohibit pornography?
On what grounds can a democratic state interfere to prohibit or limit its citizens from producing, distributing and consuming pornography? Does the state have any right to prohibit pornography or... more
Ethical background of editing images?
I am a software engineering undergraduate and I implemented a system to match edited photographs with their original photographs to protect intellectual properties of photographers as my final year... more
How do I treat requests for work for causes that go against my personal principles?
Recently, I received a request for a quote from a party that promotes and teaches an ideology that diametrically opposes my own beliefs. The job involved designing promotion material for classes... more
Should I respect other people's religions?
My point of view is that there is no reason to believe any god exists without evidence. So I find religions a very irrational idea and I mostly heard people saying > We have to respect other... more
Is there an advantage of a theistic account in terms of being able to define goodness?
I have been watching some debates about the existence of god, such as Peter Singer vs. Dinesh D'Souza, or Christopher Hitchens vs. John Lennox. On the religious side, one argument comes up... more
Using employer's resources while job interviewing?
I'm currently employed, and have been with the same company A since grad school (6 years). After applying for a job at company B, I've been invited to an on-site interview in 19 days. It is a... more
Am I morally obligated to pursue a career in medicine?
I am a high school student who has no formal training in philosophy, so I apologize if this question seems naïve. However, it is one that I am currently facing in a life decision, and I would like... more
When is violence appropriate?
In what situations would violence be appropriate? The way I see it, the only excuse is **as a response** to violence (self-defense). Am I missing anything?
What, if anything, is the difference between ethics and moral philosophy?
Are the terms 'Ethics' and 'Moral Philosophy' different in extension as terms in philosophy? Some Departments of Philosophy have courses with titles like "Introduction to Ethics" and others with... more
Concerned with my boss presenting my project/presentation?
About 8 months ago, a coworker and I worked on a project which lasted about 4 months to complete. After completion, we as a team presented the findings to 3 different groups of increasing... more
Why is a lion not evil?
One often hears the claim that animals who kill and such, are not in fact evil. The typical example is that of a lion or a tiger that kills a prey. The argument is more or less that the animal acts... more
What are the ethical problems with flipping a coin to decide in the trolley problem?
My understanding is that John M. Taurek suggests that, in the Trolley Problem, we should flip a coin when deciding between saving 5 lives versus 1 life (assuming we do not know any of these... more
Repeat client is suddenly demanding intellectual property rights!?
A fairly sizable client whom I've done a few jobs for over the past several years has recently contacted me for a new job. We have never had a contract for any of the work I've done for them (I'm a... more
How can one rebut the argument that atheism is inherently immoral?
It not uncommon to see religious people arguing that without the moral center of a religious text, true ethics are impossible. The reasoning goes that, without a fixed moral center, atheists are... more
Does the idea of being created imply the necessity for obedience to a creator?
If a scientist created intelligent life (biological, AI software, etc.), would that scientist have the right to dictate to that life a moral framework? Does the act of creation give implicit rights... more