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Bill Meacham :
Learning from Zarathustra

Zarathustra is appropriately called the First Prophet. He spoke of themes later to be found in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: a single universal God, the battle between good and evil, the devil, heaven and hell, and an eventual end to … finish reading Bill Meacham :
Learning from Zarathustra

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IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Imagine There’s No Morality

Art from Duck Soup. Imagine there’s no morality The philosophical question becomes an empirical one: what enables us to flourish? By Bill Meacham | The Rag Blog | May 30, 2013 Bill Meacham will discuss issues raised in his new … finish reading IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Imagine There’s No Morality

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Lamar W. Hankins : Gun Control and the Ethics of Self-Defense

Political cartoon by J.D. Crow / AL.com.The ethics of self-defense: Reconsidering gun control Much of this will seem counterintuitive, especially to those who are brought up with a macho mentality, whose inclination will be to fight, get revenge, teach the … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Gun Control and the Ethics of Self-Defense

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Devon G. Peña : The Commodity Form Goes Molecular

Cyborg. Artist unknown. Image (and inset images below) from Environmental and Food Justice.Capitalism and synthetic biology:The commodity form goes molecular By Devon G. Peña | The Rag Blog | August 22, 2012 “We’re moving from reading the genetic code to … finish reading Devon G. Peña : The Commodity Form Goes Molecular

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BOOKS / Bill Meacham : Sam Harris’ ‘The Moral Landscape’

The Moral Landscape:Science and human values Harris is on to something very important here: that careful observation of what actually works has a great deal to tell us about what is good and valuable. By Bill Meacham | The Rag … finish reading BOOKS / Bill Meacham : Sam Harris’ ‘The Moral Landscape’

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IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Ways to Say ‘Should’

Image from Bite Size Buzz.Ways to say ‘should’ It behooves us to choose wisely what duties and rules to live by. And the way to choose wisely is by considering the effects of our choices. By Bill Meacham | The … finish reading IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Ways to Say ‘Should’

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IDEAS / Bill Meacham : The Good

In The Republic, Plato, through the character of Socrates, likens the Good to the sun. Image from Dover Public Library. The Good The Good resides in the natural world, in the web of relations among things and people. It does … finish reading IDEAS / Bill Meacham : The Good

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IDEAS / Bill Meacham : The Good

In The Republic, Plato, through the character of Socrates, likens the Good to the sun. Image from Dover Public Library. The Good The Good resides in the natural world, in the web of relations among things and people. It does … finish reading IDEAS / Bill Meacham : The Good

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IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Birth Control and the ‘Goodness’ Paradigm

Image from Dippity.‘Goodness’ Vs. ‘Rightness’:The ethics of birth control There is a systematic way to find out what the benefits and harms are: observe reality carefully. By Bill Meacham | The Rag Blog | January 31, 2012 A current New … finish reading IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Birth Control and the ‘Goodness’ Paradigm

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Bill Meacham : Considering the Philosophy of Ayn Rand

Russian-born philosopher/novelist Ayn Rand.A compelling but flawed philosophy:Considering Ayn Rand By Bill Meacham / The Rag Blog / August 3, 2011 Ayn Rand advocates a promising methodology for ethical thinking, but has a deeply flawed vision of human nature, so … finish reading Bill Meacham : Considering the Philosophy of Ayn Rand

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Marc Estrin : The Ethics of Infiltration

Cartoon from Brainstuck.com.THE ETHICS OF INFILTRATION By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / January 17, 2011 We began two weeks ago with Hallelujah in the mall, and last week contrasted that with theatrical infiltrations less in service to consumer … finish reading Marc Estrin : The Ethics of Infiltration

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Harry Targ : Ethics Charges and the Natural Order of Things

Congresswoman Maxine Waters. Photo from Getty Images.The natural order of things:Ethics and Congresswomen Waters and Harman By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / August 9, 2010 The stories about ethics violations by Congressman Charles Rangel (NY) have been making … finish reading Harry Targ : Ethics Charges and the Natural Order of Things

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