Ethics and Morality

Moral Individualism

Fall 2012

Moral Individualism

Brian Orchard

As a new generation prepares to face the world, it’s clear that they have taken seriously their parents’ postmodern teachings on morality.

Taming the Monster Inside Us

Summer 2011

Taming the Monster Inside Us

David Hulme

In this interview with Jonathan Glover, which first appeared in the Summer 2001 issue, the British ethics professor addresses the human proclivity for cruelty. 

God and Your Brain

Fall 2009

God and Your Brain

Jerry de Gier

What effect, if any, does religious belief have on us? Two books, both published in 2009, tackle the topic but come to very different conclusions.

Source of Morality

July 24, 2009

Source of Morality

Brian Orchard

Morality is a system of principles of conduct to which humans conform. Presently there is little agreement about which such principles to follow.

Lest We Remember

April 8, 2008

Memory Blockers: Lest We Remember

Brian Orchard

While many struggle with the fear of losing their memories, others would dearly love to be able to forget.

Who's Sorry Now?

February 9, 2009

Who’s Sorry Now?

Brian Orchard

The concept of forgiveness, particularly forgiving those who are not truly sorry for the wrong they have perpetrated, raises ethical questions.

Book Review: Prewired

Fall 2008

Prewired

Dan Cloer

The idea of a moral basis for behavior is uniquely human. Morality implies that we bring judgment to our decisions.

Insight: Writing about Prostitutes

Fall 2008

“Writing About Prostitutes”

David Hulme

A recent article in the U.S. magazine Atlantic carried the headline “Is Pornography Adultery?” and noted that “it may be closer than you think.”

The Teaching of Moral Values

August 12, 2008

The Teaching of Moral Values

Brian Orchard

The school system has not only changed with the times in regard to the teaching of morality, but has openly advocated a more moral relativistic approach.

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