Tag Archives: Ethics

In Defense of “Argumentum ad Hitlerum”

If you’ve visited the internet other than to visit this site, you’ve seen the interaction dozens (or hundreds?) of times by now. One person expresses a view. The view sounds crazy to someone else. The someone else says something to … Continue reading

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A Moral Duty to Use UAVs

Disclaimer: Because I can only write with some measure of authority from the perspective of ethics and critical reasoning – my background is in philosophy generally and ethics in particular – I am setting aside issues related to national and … Continue reading

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Gossip and Morality

For many of us, the moral verdict on gossip is in: gossiping is something we ought to avoid, and we do something wrong when we engage in gossip. In this article, I want to suggest that there are cases in … Continue reading

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