So there's a lot of research that demonstrates the myriad ways that our political system incentivizes politicians to be corrupt, to assent to constituent whims even if it leads to the greater detriment of a system, to follow the money and so on. Are there any modernish examples where this was not the case? [more inside]
Parents: I'm wondering how your kids learned things like empathy, honesty, compassion, etc. I know that setting a good example is probably the #1 thing to do, and I plan to, but did you use other ways, like reading (fiction) kids' books with them that demonstrate these things? Am I overthinking this? I want to raise a kid with a conscience...
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?
Looking for advice on choosing not to engage in discussions of politics, personal beliefs, and morals.
Looking for advice on choosing not to engage in discussions of politics, personal beliefs, and morals. [more inside]
At what point is it reasonable to get involved and call spcaLA, especially if the information is secondhand? All the troubling details inside. [more inside]
Are there any books that discuss morals as a kind of social norm?
Can you help me find Zen short stories that would be easy for teens to digest? My children have really enjoyed tales like "Stone Soup", "Three Questions and Zen Shorts by Jon J Muth but these have been read over and over and over to them since they were very young. They are getting older and craving more. [more inside]
My wife's twenty-something cousin is plagiarizing poems via her Facebook page. We noticed. What next? [more inside]
Is it ethically sound to encourage a friend to cheat on her abusive partner as an excuse to leave the relationship? [more inside]
Help me figure out the ethics of buying stolen bikes (or other stolen things). [more inside]
Do hotels or motels refuse to rent rooms to unmarried couples anymore? I took my girlfriend on a romantic getaway to the beach this weekend, and while I was not very concerned about it, I did wonder if it would be a problem. [more inside]
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.)
I am looking for evidence / examples to support the concept that laws affect the moral / cultural landscape of society. [more inside]
How can I be a successful designer without working in advertising? [more inside]
Is there a single question you can ask that tells you immediately (if not totally conclusively) whether someone is a good person? [more inside]
[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]
Why do I purposefully choose to go ahead and do what I know is wrong and/or a Bad Idea? [more inside]
Is it moral to have a backup girlfriend or boyfriend and telling that backup of your plan? [more inside]
Video clips that demonstrate the difference between rules and morals/ethics? [more inside]
An old friend has recently started putting the moves on me. Although I'm both attracted and available, I've been dodging because they're living with a SO of several years and enabling their cheating seems wrong. [more inside]
How can I strengthen my integrity and virtue? As I have become older, I feel that I am not as virtuous as I would like to be. I am moving into leadership roles at work, and also into parenthood soon, and I feel it in important to exercise my moral muscles. Is my upbringing going to dictate how virtuous I am as an adult, or are there things I can do to stand more upright in character?
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]
Gun ownership/manufacture in a philosophical sense? [more inside]
Why are people today so lacking in morals? [more inside]
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]
How have your life lessons/philosophies/epiphanies etc changed over the course of your life so far? What has changed now? What don't you believe in now that you did ten years ago? And vice versa. [more inside]
How to become more wise? How do you grow morally, ethically, and spiritually? [more inside]
Why should one shop for groceries at a co-op that sells local and organic foods, especially since it's more expensive? [more inside]
What's the difference between morals and ethics anyway? Anybody? [more inside]
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?
My question is, am I obligated to inform my colleagues?