Trump & Mercenaries: Arguments Against

Embed from Getty Images While there are some appealing arguments in favor of the United States employing mercenaries, there are also arguments against this position. One obvious set of arguments is
Embed from Getty Images While there are some appealing arguments in favor of the United States employing mercenaries, there are also arguments against this position. One obvious set of arguments is [More]

Trump & Mercenaries: Arguments For

Embed from Getty Images The Trump regime seems to be seriously considering outsourcing the war in Afghanistan to mercenaries.  The use of mercenaries, or contractors (as they might prefer to be
Embed from Getty Images The Trump regime seems to be seriously considering outsourcing the war in Afghanistan to mercenaries.  The use of mercenaries, or contractors (as they might prefer to be [More]

Slavery: Consequences & Status

Embed from Getty Images While there is a multitude of moral theories, two of the big dogs of ethics are utilitarianism and deontology. John Stuart Mill presents the paradigm of utilitarian ethics:
Embed from Getty Images While there is a multitude of moral theories, two of the big dogs of ethics are utilitarianism and deontology. John Stuart Mill presents the paradigm of utilitarian ethics: [More]

Can Machines be Enslaved?

Embed from Getty Images The term “robot” and the idea of a robot rebellion were introduced by Karel Capek in Rossumovi Univerzální Roboti. “Robot” was derived from the Czech term for “forced labor”
Embed from Getty Images The term “robot” and the idea of a robot rebellion were introduced by Karel Capek in Rossumovi Univerzální Roboti. “Robot” was derived from the Czech term for “forced labor” [More]

GoFundMe(dical Expenses)

Embed from Getty Images While the United States does offer some of the best health care in the world, it also offers the most expensive care. What it does not offer is the sort of medical coverage
Embed from Getty Images While the United States does offer some of the best health care in the world, it also offers the most expensive care. What it does not offer is the sort of medical coverage [More]

Apologies: Your Best Guide on the Internet

Self-help book and works of popular psychology often instruct us in the art of apologising. Their advice is reflected, in turn, in much online discussion. Most commonly, we’re advised to give
Self-help book and works of popular psychology often instruct us in the art of apologising. Their advice is reflected, in turn, in much online discussion. Most commonly, we’re advised to give [More]

Virtual Cheating V: Virtual People

Embed from Getty Images In this last in the virtual cheating series, the focus of the discussion is on virtual people. The virtual aspect is easy enough to define—these are entities that exist
Embed from Getty Images In this last in the virtual cheating series, the focus of the discussion is on virtual people. The virtual aspect is easy enough to define—these are entities that exist [More]

Virtual Cheating IV: Sexbots

Embed from Getty Images While science fiction has long included speculation about robot-human sex and romance, the current technology offers little more than sex dolls. In terms of the physical
Embed from Getty Images While science fiction has long included speculation about robot-human sex and romance, the current technology offers little more than sex dolls. In terms of the physical [More]

Virtual Cheating II: Sexting & Virtual Worlds

Embed from Getty Images While there is considerable debate about the right moral theory to apply to the ethics of cheating in a relationship, it is generally agreed that what makes cheating is that
Embed from Getty Images While there is considerable debate about the right moral theory to apply to the ethics of cheating in a relationship, it is generally agreed that what makes cheating is that [More]

Abstinence, Texas and Teen Pregnancy

Embed from Getty Images While the United States has seen declining rates of teen pregnancy (along with a very slight reduction in self-reported teen sexual activity), Texas has the slowest rate of
Embed from Getty Images While the United States has seen declining rates of teen pregnancy (along with a very slight reduction in self-reported teen sexual activity), Texas has the slowest rate of [More]