Category Archives: ethics

Things People Know About Marxism (#poem #NaPoWriMo)

The prompt for Day 9 of NaPoWriMo is to write a list poem. I decided to write a list of things people know about Marxism. Most people seem to know That Marxism has something To do with seizing The means … Continue reading

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Philosophers Sought For Charming Public Philosophy Project — Daily Nous

In Parenthesis, an initiative directed by philosophers Claire Mac Cumhaill (Durham) and Rachael Wiseman (Liverpool), has teamed up with An Post, the Republic of Ireland’s postal service, to develop a new public philosophy project. Called Philosophy by Postcard, the project … Continue reading

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Ricky Gervais and the Wrong Way to Grieve

After Life, created by Ricky Gervais, seems to be a quest to show just what it would mean to grieve in the wrong way. While grief counselors and well-meaning supporters will often assure us there is “no right or wrong … Continue reading

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A New Riddle of Cosmology (#Poem)

An explosion beyond comprehension sent all The ingredients of the cosmos careening through the void. Light, matter, and energy diffused chaotically, Taking billions of years (as we now know them) To fall into some kind of order, to establish Some … Continue reading

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Christmas Advice for Nonbelievers (#poem)

You’re not a believer And Christmas isn’t for you But you can enjoy The festive season, too. Your whole season Doesn’t have to be wrecked Just focus on all the Commercial aspects. You don’t have to be spiritual To enjoy … Continue reading

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Quaker Eugenics: Antinomies and Paradoxes

Some of history’s most famous and infamous hereditarians were Quakers: Samuel Morton, Francis Galton, Karl Pearson, Daniel Garrison Brinton, and Henry Herbert Goddard. In varying degrees, they exhibited a passion for knowledge and scientific research, concern for the improvement of … Continue reading

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Uses and Abuses of Autonomy

If you’ve studied bioethics, you know that the principles of bioethics are autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, and justice. You also know that autonomy, especially in the early days, got most of the press. I was one of the people who saw … Continue reading

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