Ethics and Morality

Rediscovering the Language of Values

Winter 2008

Rediscovering the Language of Values

David Hulme

Almost every day the news carries a story about violence in society. Is our self-absorbed and morally ambivalent society failing its children?

Morality and the Golden Compass

December 26, 2007

Morality and The Golden Compass

David F. Lloyd

Laura Cloer

It is important to put the film The Golden Compass in its context. It is just another sloppy attempt to redefine moral and spiritual values.

September 27, 2007

Values or Ethics?

Brian Orchard

To a large extent our values are shaped by our cultural setting. Do any values represent a correct standard, or are values of themselves relative?

Child Rearing: Off to Nurturing School

Summer 2007

Child Rearing: Off to Nurturing School

Gina Stepp

Whatever objectives parents have for their children, bookstore shelves bulge with advice to help parents achieve them. But which do we choose?

Who Are the Moral Educators?

November 4, 2007

Who Are the Moral Educators?

Brian Orchard

The responsibility for teaching children ethical standards has subtly shifted from parents to social institutions. Does this matter?

The Moral Compass

August 17, 2007

The Moral Compass

Brian Orchard

A compass is a relatively simple instrument that evokes a clear picture of mental processes that point a person in a particular direction in life.

August 6, 2007

The Ethics of a Family-Centered Home

Brian Orchard

Since ethics deal with the formation and expression of character, there is no better place to begin their development than in the family home.

May 18, 2007

The Ethics of Patriotism

Brian Orchard

Patriotism is devotion to one’s country. However, some commentators are beginning to record what they observe to be a growing trend of antipatriotism.

Would We Be Better off without Religion?

May 4, 2007

Would We Be Better Off Without Religion?

David F. Lloyd

Would we be better off without religion? That was the subject of a recent debate in London, which featured Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens.

March 9, 2007

Leon Kass: Defender of Human Dignity

Thomas E. Fitzpatrick

Human dignity is hard to define, but a definition is important if bioethicists hope to preserve it within the various realms of technological advancement.

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