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Am I planning to act unethically?

After five months of being out of work, and seven months of looking, I have recently been offered a job. Great, right? Of course it is, but it's presenting an ethical dilemma for me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 12, 2009 - 44 answers

Ethically-sourced sapphires and fair dealings.

Are certificates of origin for sapphires a scam? Is my jeweler going to overcharge me for a sapphire, and should I get one online instead of through him? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 6, 2009 - 11 answers

How contagious are plantar warts?

I've had a plantar wart on the ball of my foot for years. I have not taken steps to keep from spreading it. Is this something I should do? [more inside]
posted by serathen on Dec 4, 2009 - 26 answers

The ethics of buying stolen bikes

Help me figure out the ethics of buying stolen bikes (or other stolen things). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 24, 2009 - 58 answers

Ethics of politcal advocacy by one's doctor.

Question about the ethics of mixing physician care and politcal advocacy. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 7, 2009 - 37 answers

PhD Ethics?

What are some ethics considerations around a PhD dissertation? And should I do anything about a former colleague who I think violated them? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 30, 2009 - 17 answers

The Ethics of Horror

Where I can find resources inquiring into the ethics of horror films? [more inside]
posted by ageispolis on Oct 16, 2009 - 8 answers

Should I go to Burma/Myanmar?

Should I go to Burma/Myanmar? [more inside]
posted by MuffinMan on Oct 7, 2009 - 18 answers

A mental health/academic support quandary

I have some information which may be critical to my friend's future/safety, but I obtained it in a somewhat dubious way. I'd just like to hear your thoughts on the position I'm in. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 4, 2009 - 21 answers

What are some movies with moral beauty?

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 - 66 answers

Your favorite interesting, specific question in philosophy

Philosophy Filter: What are some fresh and interesting questions or topics in philosophy? [more inside]
posted by k. on Sep 6, 2009 - 21 answers

When is a psychologist not your psychologist?

What are the ethical limitations for a therapist who provides treatment to two members of the same family? [more inside]
posted by No1UKnow on Aug 27, 2009 - 16 answers

How to handle inquiries from MSM journalists, who seem to just suck information out and run?

For better or worse, I am regarded as somewhat of an authority in a particular field (yes I have a blog about it). For this reason, I am getting requests for information about the subject matter from mainstream media journalists and writers. This is a new situation for me and I don't know how best to handle it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 26, 2009 - 32 answers

Worth trying to change an organization from within?

An organization which I have belonged to for many years has taken a position which I find abhorrent. Should I withdraw my membership outright or, should I first try to get the organization to reconsider its position? [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Aug 16, 2009 - 14 answers

Hi, welcome back! We're breaking up!

Is it better to use email to break up with a partner who is traveling, or wait until they get back in a week? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 15, 2009 - 45 answers

Never a Good Time

RelationshipFilter: I finally realize that I have to break up with my boyfriend. However, the next three months are a terrible, terrible time for him, since he has 3 major exams coming up during that time period, which will have major consequences for his career. I think I can handle waiting until he is in a better position to handle to the shock, but is it the right thing to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 14, 2009 - 50 answers

Can you keep a better tv if that's what they deliver?

We just bought a television from a reputable online retailer. It was delivered today via a freight carrier, but it was the wrong one and had another customer's name on it. However, it is MUCH nicer. Ours was $1000, this is $3500. We called and now they will come back and give us our crappy one and take this beautiful one back, and now we are overcome with remorse. The kicker is the swap won't happen for a week so we need to stare at this big ass box for 7 days. Should we have just kept the nicer one? Ethical issues aside, would we have had a legal right (we are in the US) to keep it? Do we now?
posted by jules1651 on Aug 4, 2009 - 44 answers

Can I / should I accept reimbursement for a car repair I didn't do?

Is it legal to accept $500 from a car insurance company, reimbursing me for a repair I'm not going to make? If it's legal, should I? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 30, 2009 - 18 answers

I need an ethics book that's interesting

As a [high school] teacher, I'm being encouraged to include a little bit of ethics into my courses. Can anyone recommend a book about ethics that's not boring or difficult to understand, and can that can help me with this? [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade on Jun 24, 2009 - 18 answers

Are the ethics of eating meat fundamentally changed by the way it comes to the table?

Querying the hive mind: In your opinion, is it more ethical to eat humanely raised and killed animals? Does the way an animal is treated and killed change the ethical question of whether it's ethical to eat meat in the first place? I'm doing some research on this and wanted some opinions or relevant links that might help. Thanks in advance!
posted by Raichle on Jun 20, 2009 - 40 answers

should i take this job if i might have to change my plans?

Should I take this job if I'm not sure I will actually be able to do it? I could commit or not commit for sure in 2-3 weeks, but they are requiring a decision NOW. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 11, 2009 - 7 answers

Should I put in time for when I check my blackberry?

Is it ethical to submit an extra 15 minutes of work per day because I got a blackberry? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 11, 2009 - 45 answers

I catch a fish, I cook a fish, I eat a fish, I like it!

Trying to remember a cool site about ethical seafood and fish? [more inside]
posted by furtive on May 8, 2009 - 4 answers

More hours, less money, why not?

Is it legal and ethical for a company to require salaried employees to work "as many hours as it takes" to complete their work so that the employees are off (paid or unpaid) for one or more weeks per month? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 8, 2009 - 14 answers

Restaurant ethical certification?

How can I find out what restaurants (or other stores) treat their employees well? [more inside]
posted by Lady Li on Apr 29, 2009 - 3 answers

Does a written agreement entitle me to a kill fee?

I'm trying to build the best argument for why a company that committed in writing to licensing some IP of mine but are two years tardy in furnishing a contract owes me something. [more inside]
posted by blueshammer on Apr 28, 2009 - 6 answers

Inhospitable Hospitals

Can anyone point me towards detailed comparisons or information about the management fees and/or costs at hospitals in other countries? [more inside]
posted by johannahdeschanel on Apr 27, 2009 - 2 answers

Can a cop retaliate to an objection to a fine he's issued by adding a more serious offence?

I was recently issued a minor traffic infringement by a Melbourne police officer. I told him that I believed the charge was unfair and that I intended to contest it in court. He told me that if I did, he'd then present me with an additional, more serious charge. Was this just bluster to dissuade me from contesting the charge, or could he in fact do that? [more inside]
posted by chmmr on Apr 16, 2009 - 12 answers

Meta-aesthetics?

Looking for articles/writings based around the premise that ethics are an extension of a larger sense of aesthetics. [more inside]
posted by Burhanistan on Apr 14, 2009 - 13 answers

Should I notify an acquaintance about a faked, sexual explicit photo of them I saw on the web?

Should I notify an acquaintance about a (non-obvious) faked, sexually-explicit photo of her I saw on the web? Without going into graphic detail, it doesn't render her in the nude in any way, but does depict her, well, with something on her face. I know it's faked because I've seen the original, undoctored photo. Should I leave well-enough alone, or tell her?
posted by anonymous on Apr 12, 2009 - 27 answers

GPLFilter

Software license filter: Using a GPL-licensed library with a questionably-licensed JNI binding layer. What implications does this have for Java code that links to the JNI layer? [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Mar 16, 2009 - 3 answers

How can I justify having luxuries while others lack necessities?

How can I morally justify spending money on luxuries while others lack necessities? Many reputable charities offer ways to save or vastly improve the lives of people in extreme poverty for small donations. What type of person am I if I spend $10 on a movie ticket, for example, that could be spent on mosquito netting to protect a poor child from malaria or to vaccinate dozens of children against measles? I don't see how giving a fixed percentage of my income, such as tithing, absolves me of further moral responsibility.
posted by espertus on Feb 22, 2009 - 66 answers

Is my company getting ready to screw its employees?

The company I work for is behaving very strangely. Am I being paranoid, or should I start looking for a new job? (Posted anonymously for job security reasons.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 18, 2009 - 18 answers

Can you make Officespace look good bt comparison?

I need a movie with horribly unethical working environments. [more inside]
posted by oddman on Feb 17, 2009 - 48 answers

Risks of T1 Diabetes and pregnancy

As a Type I diabetic, the two risks of 1) passing the genes for diabetes through the population and to your child at a 100% greater risk than in the general population and 2) pregnancy-induced retinopathy (which could eventually lead to blindness) make me seriously doubt whether pregnancy is a viable option. How did other people think about these issues, and what made the difference in making this choice? [more inside]
posted by mccn on Jan 30, 2009 - 17 answers

Ethics Terminology Sought

What's the ethical concept which measures one's ability to apply one's ethical standards universally? [more inside]
posted by AngerBoy on Jan 21, 2009 - 11 answers

Corrupt financial advisor?

Is advising a client to write a bad check be considered unethical behavior for a financial advisor? What should our next steps be and who monitors financial advisors' professional actions? As usual, there's more inside... [more inside]
posted by northernlightgardener on Jan 20, 2009 - 8 answers

What's fair on eBay for damaged items?

Ethical eBay dilemma for items damaged in shipping. What's your thought? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Jan 14, 2009 - 28 answers

Seeking ethical corporations list

Where can I find a reliable, up to date list of major corporations, their subsidies and any ethical / legal / political actions (both domestic and otherwise) that they have been involved in? [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal on Jan 10, 2009 - 2 answers

Is this seller trying to pull a fast one?

I recently received a counterfeit laptop battery from a marketplace seller on Amazon. Now the seller has requested that I remove my negative feedback, claiming that he was the victim of a dodgy supplier. Should I? [more inside]
posted by adamsc on Dec 29, 2008 - 17 answers

Should I prioritize humanitarian charities over the arts?

An ethics question: Should I give only to the most serious causes, or is it OK to make room in my charity budget for groups that benefit society in less tangible ways? [more inside]
posted by phantroll on Dec 4, 2008 - 28 answers

Creative Innovative Socially-Good Companies

Which companies and organisations are big on innovation, creativity, doing good, and support flexible work styles and ethics? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Nov 29, 2008 - 13 answers

How have you handled ethical dilemmas at your workplace?

How have you handled ethical dilemmas at your workplace? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 21, 2008 - 19 answers

Maiden or Eagles shirt at the game...

Journalistic ethics as it pertains to a student/school newspaper. [more inside]
posted by theichibun on Nov 16, 2008 - 12 answers

Religious aphorisms relevant to business ethics

I’m looking for aphorisms, from a variety of religious traditions, relevant to business ethics. [more inside]
posted by langedon on Nov 8, 2008 - 6 answers

What is the value of humility?

What is the value or point of humility or being humble? [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on Oct 29, 2008 - 36 answers

If only people were all fruit. Then you'd be able to fondle for freshness.

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 - 72 answers

Alcohol Ethicists, do they exist?

What are some definitive scholarly sources on the ethics of alcohol? [more inside]
posted by vegetableagony on Oct 15, 2008 - 7 answers

Public proclamations and personal poster pulling

An ethical question about political posters/signs. [more inside]
posted by dogwelder on Oct 13, 2008 - 20 answers

[ethicsfilter] two of my friends are getting it on. one of them has herpes. should I tell the other?

[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 - 70 answers

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