Most of us are faced with ethical decisions on a regular basis. Some are relatively minor – perhaps your cousin makes a new recipe and it really doesn’t taste good, and you have to decide whether to tell the truth or a little white lie so as not to hurt her feelings

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How Utilitarian Are You?

January 12, 2018

Utilitarianism is one of the oldest and most influential theories about what the right thing to do is. It says that the right act is the one which has the best consequences. In the first formulation by Jeremy Bentham, hedonistic utilitarianism, the right act is the one which maximises happiness and minimises suffering. How Utilitarian are you?

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While most of Singer’s other writings seemed so thoughtful, so compassionate, his writings on disabled children seemed to be approaching the slippery slope toward ethnocide – the intentional and systematic destruction of cultures, like the Deaf culture that my own family embraced…and I wanted to know more: what he thought today…This past winter, I reached out to Singer to learn more

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“The average citizen is starting to feel more and more like, ‘I’m not sure that I feel good about the way technology is interacting with my life,’” says Anil Dash, an entrepreneur, activist, and the CEO of Fog Creek Software

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Belonging

September 26, 2017

Longtime Baltimore Ravens fan, and composer of ‘Unseen’, via the JHU Exploration of Practical Ethics Program, Judah Adashi, continues his reflections on not watching NFL football in 2017 and the ethics of fandom in 21st century America

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Longtime Baltimore Ravens fan, and composer of ‘Unseen’, via the JHU Exploration of Practical Ethics Program, Judah Adashi, considers the ethics of NFL fandom in 21st century America

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A new batch of projects launched this month reflects a broadened scope, with topics ranging from self-driving cars and animal welfare in agriculture to refugee policies under the Trump administration

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Twenty Questions

July 6, 2017

In the first of this new series for the journal, Peter Singer responds to questions from the editors and Theron Pummer

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