Posts Tagged ‘ethics’

“Who Sez?” The Place of God in Moral Philosophy

On Tuesday, Dennis Prager made a comment on his radio program that without dogma (specifically religious dogma) there can be no rational argument against selfishness and cruelty. A young man called into the program, describing himself as a Libertarian and an agnostic, to say that you don’t need dogma...
November 1st, 2012 | Culture, Ethics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion | Read More

Cause and Effect

A while ago, a good friend of mine who was struggling with agnosticism and came to me with a question about Christianity. Some people, he said, claimed that Christianity’s “morality” wasn’t truly moral because God used heaven and hell as a system of punishment and reward. True...
September 19th, 2012 | Ethics, Featured | Read More

The End Of Abortion

Evangelical Christians have lost  gay marriage.  This is my humble yet controversial opinion.  I could be wrong, I’m no prophet, but when the social conservatives are also the party of unyielding individualism and liberty, it’s very hard to make the rhetorical pivot to being against what...
September 18th, 2012 | Abortion, Bioethics, Culture, Ethics, Philosophy | Read More

Video Games, Intelligence, and…Happiness?

I was going through my usual blogroll, which includes the ever useful and interesting site Lifehacker, when I came across this post. A defense of video games? Being a gamer myself, I couldn’t help but click through, to see what sorts of arguments were going to be put forward.
April 24th, 2012 | Culture, Ethics, Featured, Media, Philosophy, Technology | Read More

In Defense of Moralism

If I told you I was an ornithologist, you could conclude that, like John James Audubon, I study birds. If I say I’m an economist then you would presume that, like Alan Greenspan, I study markets. But if I claim to be a moralist you would not presume that I study morality, but think that, like Gladys...
March 4th, 2008 | Moral Philosophy | Read More