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]

Enslaved by the Machine

Embed from Getty Images A common theme of dystopian science fiction is the enslavement of humanity by machines. The creation of such a dystopia was also a fear of Emma Goldman. In one of her essays
Embed from Getty Images A common theme of dystopian science fiction is the enslavement of humanity by machines. The creation of such a dystopia was also a fear of Emma Goldman. In one of her essays [More]

Slavery contracts

Guy and Doll have agreed that Guy will act as Doll directs, and that Doll is entitled to use force or punishment to get Guy to do as she directs if he ever demurs or falls short. Guy has contracted
Guy and Doll have agreed that Guy will act as Doll directs, and that Doll is entitled to use force or punishment to get Guy to do as she directs if he ever demurs or falls short. Guy has contracted [More]

ISIS & Rape

View image | gettyimages.com Looked at in the abstract, ISIS seems to be another experiment in the limits of human evil, addressing the question of how bad people can become before they are
View image | gettyimages.com Looked at in the abstract, ISIS seems to be another experiment in the limits of human evil, addressing the question of how bad people can become before they are [More]

Slavery and Capitalism

Slavery and capitalism. The relationship between the two is key to understanding the origins of the modern world…
Slavery and capitalism. The relationship between the two is key to understanding the origins of the modern world… [More]

College Education for Prisoners

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/73979720 At one time, inmates in the United States were eligible for government Pell tuition grants and there was a college prison program. Then Congress decided
http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/73979720 At one time, inmates in the United States were eligible for government Pell tuition grants and there was a college prison program. Then Congress decided [More]

Slavery and inequality

Why are inequality and social immobility more enduring and extreme in the former Confederacy? Blame the lingering effects of slavery…
Why are inequality and social immobility more enduring and extreme in the former Confederacy? Blame the lingering effects of slavery… [More]

LOVE146: Philosophy in Action

There is a modern day slave trade and an estimated 27-30 million people are enslaved worldwide. At the heart of today’s slave trade are the many forms of enslavement such as debt bondage, forced labor, forced child labor, child soldiers, sex slaves, and child sex slaves. The mission of human rights oranizations are built upon the philosophical foundations of what it means to be human, particularly the meaning and function of human rights. [More]