ethics

Right/Wrong: How Technology Transforms Our Ethics (excerpt)

Right/Wrong: How Technology Transforms Our Ethics (excerpt)

So you think you know the difference between right and wrong? Sure about that? Juan Enriquez's Right/Wrong, excerpted here courtesy of MIT Press, might shake you loose from your convictions.

‘Out of Our Minds’ Considers Freedom and Force, Coercion and Custom

‘Out of Our Minds’ Considers Freedom and Force, Coercion and Custom

In Out of Our Minds, Fern√°ndez-Armesto encourages readers to distrust visionaries who promise perfection.

How, in These Times, Can We Reconcile ‘Anger and Forgiveness’?

How, in These Times, Can We Reconcile ‘Anger and Forgiveness’?

There's a lot of anger in the ugly, infuriatingly stupid, and implacable discourses of our political culture, to say nothing of the distorting, amplifying, and accelerating effects new media has for our anger. Perhaps it's time to revisit Martha Nussbaum's Anger and Forgiveness.

Taking Superheroes Seriously: Three Implications for Society Based on Travis Smith’s ‘Superhero Ethics’

Taking Superheroes Seriously: Three Implications for Society Based on Travis Smith’s ‘Superhero Ethics’

How do we move from the tribal shouting to a more humane discourse with one another? Travis Smith's Superhero Ethics finds surprising solutions in the world of conflicting superheroes.

Of Principles and Policies: How Superheroes Can Inform Our Thinking About Social Life

Of Principles and Policies: How Superheroes Can Inform Our Thinking About Social Life

The complexities of social life depicted in superhero narratives are similar to those of our own. In 2018, we need to consider taking superhero narratives a little more seriously.

Propoganda Isn’t About Trying to Fool You

Propoganda Isn’t About Trying to Fool You

Lee McIntyre's 'Post-Truth' is a history lesson and a call to action asking liberals to defend the concept of objective truth. But is it the best approach to the problem?

Is Life in a ‘Post-Truth’ World Sustainable?

Is Life in a ‘Post-Truth’ World Sustainable?

How do we overcome the human tendency to resist verifiable reality? Lee McIntyre takes this on in this installment of MIT's Essential Knowledge series.

Observe and Report: The Ethics of ‘Cameraperson’

Observe and Report: The Ethics of ‘Cameraperson’

Cameraperson is observational in ways both purer and more complex than much of what appears in documentaries edited to appear as objective works.

‘Undertale’ and Immanuel Kant: Ethics in Video Games

Forgive Me, Father, for I Have Simmed

OMG, You Wrote Your Own Bible? ‘The Good Book: A Humanist Bible’ by A. C. Grayling

Would a ‘Society Without God’ Be Hell on Earth? Or Would It Be Like Scandinavia?