Amidst so many mass shootings, like the recent massacre in Parkland Florida, the gun control debate has begun to steer much of our political discourse. Unfortunately, opponents in this debate end up talking past each other due to the vague meaning of gun control. So, it’s crucial to define the kind of gun regulations […]
See transcript below. Have you ever wondered about the nature of morality? Or what makes some actions right and others wrong? This video series will introduce you to the basic concepts and theories of Ethics. Our purpose is to investigate the nature of morality as well as to give you some conceptual tools for navigating […]
See transcript below. Science can explain many things in the world. Biology can explain why butterflies are attracted to flowers or how cells generate energy. Psychology explains why interpersonal conflict occurs. Physics can explain how light refracts, forming a rainbow. But there is one thing many philosophers believe science cannot explain. And that’s the nature […]
Or how to convince conservatives to favor guaranteed healthcare for all Many progressives believe the state ought to provide health care to all citizens. They often support health care for all by appealing to a universal right to health care. This argument is misguided, since this right may not exist. However, I want to show […]
There are many beings in this world that can be wronged. If Janice steals Bill’s wallet, Janice wrongs him. If Bill kicks his dog for the fun of it, he wrongs his dog. If something can be wronged, it has moral worth. Most people believe that some things have more moral worth than others. A […]
Useful article on what looks to be a growing problem in higher education. Here is the link. The author also has an informative article in the Chronicle of Higher Education.