Confederate Monuments

Embed from Getty Images The question “when was the last battle of the Civil War fought?” is a trick question; the last battle has yet to be fought. One minor skirmish took place recently in New
Embed from Getty Images The question “when was the last battle of the Civil War fought?” is a trick question; the last battle has yet to be fought. One minor skirmish took place recently in New [More]

Airaksinen on Berkeley’s Theological Ethics

The 11th and final chapter of Idealism and Christian Theology is “Idealistic Ethics and Berkeley’s Good God” by Timo Airaksinen. This is a rich, complex, and careful treatment of
The 11th and final chapter of Idealism and Christian Theology is “Idealistic Ethics and Berkeley’s Good God” by Timo Airaksinen. This is a rich, complex, and careful treatment of [More]

Virtual Colloquium: Brandon Warmke, “God’s Standing to Forgive”

Today’s Virtual Colloquium is “God’s Standing to Forgive” by Brandon Warmke. Dr. Warmke received his PhD in philosophy from the University of Arizona in 2014 and is currently
Today’s Virtual Colloquium is “God’s Standing to Forgive” by Brandon Warmke. Dr. Warmke received his PhD in philosophy from the University of Arizona in 2014 and is currently [More]

Dictatorships & Moral Defects

Embed from Getty Images Dictatorships are built upon the moral defects of citizens. While it can be tempting to think that the citizens who enable dictatorships are morally evil, this need not be
Embed from Getty Images Dictatorships are built upon the moral defects of citizens. While it can be tempting to think that the citizens who enable dictatorships are morally evil, this need not be [More]

Is Some Red Line Better Than No Red Line?

Embed from Getty Images There is a reasonable concern that can be raised in response to my view that the red line should be drawn at the murder of civilians rather than at murdering them with
Embed from Getty Images There is a reasonable concern that can be raised in response to my view that the red line should be drawn at the murder of civilians rather than at murdering them with [More]

Heavy Weapons, Brain Injuries & Ethics

Embed from Getty Images Some years ago, I was firing my .357 magnum at an indoor range. This powerful pistol mades a satisfying “bang” and hurled a piece of metal at lethal speeds towards the paper
Embed from Getty Images Some years ago, I was firing my .357 magnum at an indoor range. This powerful pistol mades a satisfying “bang” and hurled a piece of metal at lethal speeds towards the paper [More]

Interview on the Ethics of Chemical Weapons

Embed from Getty Images I was recently interviewed by Jim Brown for The 180, a show on CBC Radio. The subject is the ethics of chemical weapons, specifically their use in Syria. Here is the link:
Embed from Getty Images I was recently interviewed by Jim Brown for The 180, a show on CBC Radio. The subject is the ethics of chemical weapons, specifically their use in Syria. Here is the link: [More]

Chemical Weapons & Ethics, Revisted

Embed from Getty Images When Obama was president, the “red line” he drew for the Syrian regime was the use of weapons of mass destruction, specifically chemical weapons. President Trump has also
Embed from Getty Images When Obama was president, the “red line” he drew for the Syrian regime was the use of weapons of mass destruction, specifically chemical weapons. President Trump has also [More]

Should ISPs be Allowed to Sell Your Data?

Embed from Getty Images Showing the extent of their concern for the privacy of Americans, congress has overturned rules aimed at giving consumers more control over how ISPs use their data. Most
Embed from Getty Images Showing the extent of their concern for the privacy of Americans, congress has overturned rules aimed at giving consumers more control over how ISPs use their data. Most [More]

Opioids, Heart Surgery & Ethics

Embed from Getty Images While pharmaceutical companies and their stockholders have profited greatly from flooding America with opioids, this has come at a terrible cost to others. Showing that the
Embed from Getty Images While pharmaceutical companies and their stockholders have profited greatly from flooding America with opioids, this has come at a terrible cost to others. Showing that the [More]