November 30, 2023
When Is It Right to Break the Law?
Ethics and law are not the same
Ethics and the law are not the same and it can indeed be morally right, and even indicated, to break the law in certain situations. (more...)
Is Lying Ethical?
Lying, deception and when they are justified
Lying is generally perceived as unethical behaviour. Depending on the moral theory used, lying in special circumstances (for example, “white” lies or lies that benefit others or avert harm) might be morally justifiable. (more...)
One Year, Six Ways: A Philosophical Experiment
Daily Philosophy has an idea for this year’s resolution: live your life like a philosopher. Come along to the One Year, Six Ways project! (more...)
Is Stealing Always Immoral?
Utilitarianism, Kant and Aristotle
In utilitarianism, stealing would only be immoral if it leads to bad consequences for the stakeholders. For Kant, it would always be immoral. (more...)
Is Whistleblowing Ethical?
...and why Confucius might disagree
Whistleblowing might be wrong because it violates one’s obligations to one’s friends, relatives, co-workers or superiors. (more...)
The Ethics of Eating Meat
Four moral theories and their views
Eating small quantities of meat that was grown in a sustainable way might be morally justifiable, while large-scale animal farming is probably morally wrong. (more...)
Freedom is always the freedom to think otherwise
Rosa Luxemburg today
Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919), socialist revolutionary, once said: “Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently.” (more...)