Recently I became friends with a group of people that lie and act in deceitful and unfair ways towards others - so I say, they apparently find it perfectly okay.
Is it right to hold your friends to your own personal standards?
posted by travelwithcats
on May 19, 2013 -
My wife's twenty-something cousin is plagiarizing poems via her Facebook page. We noticed. What next? [more inside]
posted by glenngulia
on Nov 5, 2010 -
Is it ethically sound to encourage a friend to cheat on her abusive partner as an excuse to leave the relationship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 17, 2010 -
What are some movies featuring moral beauty? I recently showed "Les Miserables" (the movie with Liam Neeson and Uma Thurman) to my boyfriend. I love the movie (as well as the book, of course) because it has moral beauty, and he absolutely loved that aspect, and asked me to show him any more morally beautiful movies. So what are some others? (He is also a fan of conflicting moral systems and honor - also present in "Les Miserables" of course - but that's just a bonus.)
posted by tamaraster
on Sep 22, 2009 -
Is there a single question you can ask that tells you immediately (if not totally conclusively) whether someone is a good person? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000
on Oct 20, 2008 -
[ethicsfilter] two of my friends are getting it on. one of them has herpes. should I tell the other? [more inside]
posted by krautland
on Oct 9, 2008 -
Writers and journalists please respond: I'm concerned about the anonymity of a subject in my writing. The obvious idea is to change names, however... [more inside]
posted by snsranch
on Jan 30, 2007 -
You're a single mother, with no living relatives except your twin daughters, who are both dying of kidney failure. You have one kidney to donate. Is there a moral/ethical philosophy that deals with such rock/hard place dilemmas? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee
on Jun 2, 2006 -
Why should one shop for groceries at a co-op that sells local and organic foods, especially since it's more expensive? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 7, 2005 -
Ethical question. The junk food vending machine in my department occasionally gets into a mode where the food is dispensed, but the money drops into the coin return bin. If you put in more than the required amount it will also give change, in addition to the food and original coins.
My question is, am I obligated to inform my colleagues?
posted by Wet Spot
on Nov 6, 2004 -