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Practical Ethics

Practical Ethics
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Your favourite philosophy web sites! Solipsism OnlineFrom the site: "Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?" (Queen 'Bohemian Rhapsody')Nominated by Geoffrey KlempnerAgainst Professional PhilosophyFrom the site: "We are here to tell about the the ups-and-downs of being a professional philosopher, to provide a serious critique of contemporary professional philosophy, and to look towards the real philosophy of the future. Join us!" Philosophy association board reaches out to victims of sexual assault and harassment It’s hard these days to talk about women in philosophy without talking about sexual harassment and assault and sexism in general. Whether conditions for women in the discipline are actually worse than they are in the humanities overall is up for debate and likely impossible to quantify, but philosophy has attracted much criticism in recent years for what some have called a systemic discrimination problem. From accounts on the blogs What Is It Like to Be a Woman in Philosophy? In perhaps its strongest statement on the matter yet, the association’s Board of Officers is releasing later Tuesday morning a letter acknowledging the suffering experienced by victims of sexual assault and harassment. The letter addresses familiar complaints by some victims that their harassers have been less than adequately punished for their actions, taking a leave of absence or a new job. The letter also potentially puts harassers on watch. Mixed Reaction So how can an association board serve members?

Search (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) 1–10 of 209 documents found thought on marriage. Philosophical debate concerning marriage extends to what marriage, fundamentally... 1. Defining Marriage 2. Understanding Marriage: Historical Orientation 3. Marriage and Morals ...Politics of Marriage 4.1 Marriage and Legal Contract 4.2 The Rationale of Marriage Law 4.3... Elizabeth Brake social purpose of marriage and that marriage equality threatens the capacity of marriage to serve that function...the central human goods provided by marriage in this way: marriage involves two individuals mutually and... argues that “gay marriage is a profound change to the meaning of the word ‘marriage’. . . . Andrew Altman bounds of marriage and which helped to further what he saw as the distinctive goods of marriage, mainly ...fulfillment’ of marriage, sterile marriages are thereby denigrated. Brent Pickett status” view of marriage that combines a commitment to the public importance of marriage as an institutions backed up by laws.

About - The UPDirectory Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Philosop-her Ethics Etc Part I: Spenser, Superheroes, and Ethics: Allegory in the 21st Century — Rock Ethics Institute I. “But why do you hate it?” The sophomore student and I sat together in my cramped cubicle in Burrowes building. The student looked at me, looked back at his book on the desk, then lowered his eyes and shrugged. We changed the subject and discussed his upcoming writing assignment in the British literature survey course, for which I was currently a TA. As we weighed thesis statements and supporting evidence, my question hung in the air like the smell of the tuna fish sandwich I’d eaten too early for it to technically qualify as lunch. I had asked him about The Faerie Queene by sixteenth-century English poet Edmund Spenser. It’s also widely, powerfully loathed by undergraduates, graduate students, and even many professors. Although my student elected not to expand on his shrugging response, others have articulated many reasons for their disdain of Spenser’s poem, dating back almost to the time of its initial publication. Still not sold on Spenser?

Explaining Blame and Forgiveness (by Featured Philosopher Miranda Fricker) I am pleased to introduce the next PEA Soup Featured Philosopher, Miranda Fricker. Profesor Fricker is currently the Director of the Mind Association, the author of the insightful and very influential book, Epistemic Injustice, and she is posting today about her next book project. Please feel free to add comments or questions below! Thanks for inviting me to contribute! I’d like to put forward one or two of the main lines of thought for a book project I’m working on—Explaining Blame and Forgiveness. Method: I’ve long been fascinated with State of Nature genealogical explanations of concepts or practices (the two contemporary inspirations being Edward Craig’s book Knowledge and the State of Nature, and Bernard Williams’ Truth and Truthfulness). Blame: I have argued elsewhere that the paradigm case of blame is Communicative Blame, where you wrong me and I react by communicating, with feeling, that you are at fault for what you’ve done.

Morality is a muscle. Get to the gym. Sign Up for Our free email newsletters Every once in a while, I read the news and I think "Damn. What am I talking about? There's deontological ethics, or the idea that the way we should form moral judgments is according to rules, which say which things are right and which things are wrong. Then there's consequentialist ethics, which says that we should form moral judgments on the basis of the consequences of an action. Then there's something called virtue ethics, which is the third and most interesting school. More Perspectives Michael Brendan Dougherty How the Republican Party blew its best shot at defeating Hillary Clinton Shikha Dalmia Is India's Narendra Modi turning into just another thin-skinned, populist despot? Virtue ethics is based on a simple and intuitive concept: Morality is essentially like a muscle and you should work it out to become a better person. Aristotle believed that morality was essentially like a craft. But the world today is hyper-deontological.

The Ethics of Doing Ethics. 150 years ago, a world-famous philosopher called busyness the sign of an unhappy person — Quartz H&M probably talks about sustainability more than any other fast-fashion brand. It produces a Conscious collection made using sustainable and recycled materials, creates glossy ad campaigns to encourage garment recycling, and has a voucher program offering discounts to those who donate their old clothes at its stores. On April 18, it kicks off a major project intended to collect 1,000 tons of used clothes, called World Recycle Week, that it’s promoting heavily, even making a music video in collaboration with rapper M.I.A. These efforts sound great, but critics—myself included—have questioned how much they actually mitigate the massive and growing company’s environmental impact. But H&M undeniably spends time and money on these programs, and has made very real strides to reduce its impact—which is much more than many other companies have done. To start with, the biggest strike against H&M is the giant pile of clothing it produces every day.