Tag Archives: Morality

Schools Should Embrace Pluralism, not Neutrality

As with every federal election cycle, educators and administrators are once again engaging in conversations about neutrality in our schools. Should teachers discuss elections? Should they say anything that might seem to agree with one side or the other in … Continue reading

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Morality, Soft Power, and a 21st Century American Foreign Relations Principle

Barack Obama’s second inaugural address, delivered on Monday January 21st 2013, included the following lines: We will defend our people and uphold our values through strength of arms and rule of law. We will show the courage to try and … 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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Abstract for Paper: “Etiquette (in moderation)”

I’ve submitted an abstract to the 2013 University of Arizona Workshop in Normative Ethics. I’m including it here for your consideration and feedback. I’ve been working on this topic for a few months and will be posting arguments as I … Continue reading

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Civility and Morality

In a recent post on the blog called ‘Social Justice League,’ an author identified as Rachael took up what I consider an important social issue. She was addressing the potential intersection between civility (which she calls ‘niceness’ and ‘politeness’) and … Continue reading

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