Wildlife corridors: four proposals to ‘rewild’ portions of North America.
Proposals to set aside vast tracts of land for wildlife raise ethical questions, challenging the human-centric view of the value of life.
Peter Singer and Anthony Fisher faced off in a debate over euthanasia on Thursday night.
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The goal in the Peter Singer-Anthony Fisher debate on euthanasia was never to change anyone’s mind but to speak to an existing base.
How to deal with all that digital evidence?
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So much of modern life involves our digital devices – including crime. As the field of digital forensics gains prominence, practitioners need practical and ethical guidelines.
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A new report on the future of humanity explains what we really need to be worrying about over the next 35 years.
This Occupy Toronto sign sums up the sentiment, but people are also moving on from capitalism in practice by such means as digitally enabled collaboration and the sharing economy.
While some find it hard to imagine life after capitalism, the digitally connected people of the world have begun embracing a new set of ethical concerns requiring new types of economies.
Most of us can’t bend it like Beckham, for various reasons. But is that necessarily the worst thing?
Rather than hold on to the idea of equality of opportunity, it might be more accurate to say that we don’t really support it because it comes at too high a price.
What is it worth?
You can read part 1 of this essay here. Yesterday in Part 1 I argued that the most enduring of the great crimes of the 20th century will surely prove to be human disruption of the Earth’s climate. Its…
We can’t fit all of humanity in a single courtroom.
Is ethics up to the task of judging us for causing climate change?
The debate about ethics classes in schools risks placing ethics in opposition to religion, whereas the classes will ultimately benefit all.
Sequencing the genome.
We are entering a new age of genome sequencing, but we have to draw some ethical lines
Rules are in place, but what happens when the protocols of disclosure are not met?
The recent sacking of two high-profile Canadian journalists highlights the difficulties media employees face in navigating the tricky terrain of conflicts of interest.
There is precious little dignity available for those Australians who are in the last stages of their lives.
The contrast between rights with dignity and rights without is increasingly apparent with regard to two groups of Australians: retirees and those in aged-care facilities.
At the youth level, the long-term effects of football hits aren’t known.
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When pro football players like Chris Borland quit, it should send a strong message to parents. But there are a host of issues, besides health, to consider.
Former SS member Oskar Groening, 93, is on trial, charged with accessory in the murder of about 300,000 people at Auschwitz.
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Oskar Groening has declared his moral guilt as an Auschwitz accountant. His trial, currently underway, points to difficult questions about the implications of our own participation in collective activities.
Banks including Barclays are being hit with another round of fines for bad behaviour.
Increased regulation is doing little to stem the tide of bank scandals, with fines racking up. It's time more bankers were held to account.
Should primates such as chimpanzees be given rights normally reserved for humans?
The question of furnishing non-human animals with rights normally reserves for humans is more complex than it might seem.
Where did I leave my skull cap?
Research into how feelings and opinions can be shaped using technology or drugs could impact the whole of society not just the individuals concerned.
Psychologists aren’t supposed to be involved in torture. In this 2009 file photo a sign marks a closed-off area at Camp Justice, the location of the US Military Commissions court for war crimes, at the US Naval Base, in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Why hasn’t the American Psychological Association prohibited members from participating in interrogations? And what are future psychologists learning about military medical ethics?
Australia’s politicians were unable to save Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan from a firing squad in Indonesia.
Australia's politicians were unable to make the most persuasive argument for clemency for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran because Australia is also a combatant in the misguided war on drugs.
The institute of marriage can only be made stronger by recognising all marriages.
Little progress has been made on debates about marriage equality in Australia – even though a majority of the population is in favour of it. How might ethical frameworks help us better understand the issues?