What is ethics? How doe ethics impact our though, actions and daily life? Follow along from the Markkula Center For Applied Ethics' view on it's foundation and how to develop concrete steps to build your own ethics.
If someone is (for example) a witness to murder he could have prevented without harming himself, is he as guilty as the perpetrator? I know that is a rather simplistic situation, but I believe it is apropos to situations like the recent Penn State scandal...
Was the U.S. justified in bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
By: John|Published Date: August 02, 2012
One of the most controversial decisions in the history of the U.S. military was undoubtedly the use of nuclear weapons against Japan. Though the bombing concluded World War II in decisive fashion (and likely saved the lives of millions of Americans) the human cost has often been condemned.
Was this action morally permissible? Why or why not?
An enormous amount of money has been poured into AIDS research, but the same amount of money could potentially save more lives if directed against other diseases. Should the study of AIDS continue at the same level? Why or why not?
A number of Eagle Scouts have turned in their badges to the Boy Scouts of America, in protest over the organization's exclusion of gay youth and adults. Much like Chick-fil-A, the BSA has been the target of much criticism for its traditional-values stance.
Is the BSA's stance moral? Is this an appropriate way to express disagreement? Why or why not?
In the wake of the Jerry Sandusky molestation scandal, the Penn State football program has been slapped with severe penalties. Many of these punishments will impact not only administrators, but also players involved in the football program. The sanctions have been defended on the grounds that they undermine the "football culture" - an idolization of success on the gridiron, that facilitated the overlooking of Sandusky's atrocities.
To what extent is corporate punishment justifiable?