I'm making a mod for Amnesia: The Dark Descent, set in Prussia around the turn of the nineteenth century (late 1700s or early 1800s), and I'm looking to add short written excerpts on the theme of abstract justice versus the collateral human cost of achieving it as notes for the player to pick up. [more inside]
I'm looking for a link to an article on philosophy / morality that I can't seem to find. [more inside]
What is a good introductory-level book on moral philosophy? [more inside]
What are some definitive scholarly sources on the ethics of alcohol? [more inside]
Video clips that demonstrate the difference between rules and morals/ethics? [more inside]
"In war, brutality is good because it makes the war end quickly." I disagree; help me think about why.
Someone quoted to me a quote last night that was along the lines of, "War is a brutal and horrible thing, and the more brutal and horrible it is, the faster it's over." He used this both in defense of using nuclear bombs in WWII and in support of a similar approach for Iraq. I don't agree. [more inside]
Philosophical question regarding opposition: When is it appropriate to leave or boycott an organization when one disagrees with its policies, as opposed to actively working with or within the organization to change its policies to your liking? Recent posts regarding gay ministers and Boy Scouts make me wonder whether boycotting organizations is the best approach, or whether one should remain within an organization in an effort to reform it?