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W DRoss

A Simple and Usable (Although Incomplete) Ethical Theory Based on the Ethics of W. D. Ross By Dr. Jan Garrett The purpose of this essay is to introduce a simple ethical theory and to give credit to the thinker who is … Continue reading

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Kant and Moral Theory

    For Kant, the outcome of an action is not relevant to whether or not it is ethical. This can easily be demonstrated – sometimes evil actions lead to unintended good consequences. He also disagreed with making moral choices … Continue reading

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The Pope speaks out on the issue of condoms…

  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11804943 The Vatican has moved to clarify remarks made by the pope on the use of condoms, insisting he had “not reformed or changed the [Roman Catholic] church’s teaching”. But the statement made clear that Pope Benedict XVI was prepared … Continue reading

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Aquinas

In our time, Melvyn again: Melvyn Bragg discusses the life, works and enduring influence of the medieval philosopher and theologian St Thomas Aquinas with Martin Palmer, John Haldane and Annabel Brett. St Thomas Aquinas’ ideas remain at the heart of … Continue reading

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Please learn this quote from Cicero…

    ‘True law is right reason in agreement with nature; it is of universal application, unchanging and everlasting; it summons to duty by its commands, and averts from wrong-doing by its prohibitions. And it does not lay its commands … Continue reading

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Reflection of Buddha

  ‘Be a lamp unto yourself and seek your own liberation with diligence.’ BUDDHA Last words. What would be your obituary? Imagined or otherwise….

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Trolleyology

Philippa Foot and her moral questions – to kill, or to let die? http://www.cognitionandculture.net/Nicolas-Blog/philippa-foot-renowned-philosopher-and-unknown-anthropologist-dies.html

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