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The How to of Daily Ethics: Why I like Randy Cohen

I was falling behind on listening to some podcasts when I realized that Randy Cohen produced his last edition of “The Ethicist” for The New York Times. I found Randy insightful and humorous; however, more importantly, he was willing to … Continue reading

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Responsibilities to Future Generations

One consideration in sustainability is our responsibilities to future generations. This topic often falls under applied ethics and has close ties to environmental ethics. However, applied ethics has concerns with relationships between individual persons. One problem that arises with dealing … Continue reading

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WECSOR Conference 2011

My head is still full of ideas, comments, theories, and connections from the American Academy of Religion’s  Western Region (WECSOR) meeting at Whittier College. It will be months for me to process all interesting conversations from this conference. However, here … Continue reading

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Aristotle and Confucius are Friends

Yu, Jiyuan. The Ethics of Confucius and Aristotle: Mirrors of Virtue. New York: Routledge, 2007. There are dangers with comparative philosophy. These include incommensurability, relativism, misinterpretations and heavy reliance on secondary sources (language), and Eurocentric standards. Jiyuan Yu faces all … Continue reading

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