Ethics should be the first consideration on vaccine policy – ahead of purely medical advice and politics. But the considerations are many and they are complex.
While the prospect of reviving extinct species has long been discussed, advances in genome editing have now brought such dreams close to reality.
To dob or not to dob? What are our reporting obligations in a pandemic? An ethicist steps you through five questions to ask yourself before you dob (and the same rules apply for kids, too).
Undergraduate programs are springing up across the US to meet the burgeoning demand for workers trained in big data. Yet many of the programs lack training in the ethical use of data science.
The act of killing in combat is associated with heightened risks of PTSD and suicide. A scholar interviewed 30 veterans about their common experiences.
As the pandemic pushes healthcare online, it’s time to stop overlooking the environmental impacts.
Tolerating political protest is an essential part of democratic life. But when the protests pose a genuine risk of harm to the community, that’s when they are no longer ethically justified.
Sure, they’re billionaires, but the exploits of Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos have undeniably brought space tourism a step closer. That raises tricky legal, ethical and environmental questions.
John Locke and John Stuart Mill don’t provide much in the way of justification for ignoring public health advice in a pandemic. Mikhail Bakunin, however…
The Miami apartment collapse is a grim reminder of why engineering matters, and why comprehensive education in ethics should be embedded in the training of engineers.
Pescatarians might frustrate purist vegetarians, but the issues surrounding fish are quite different to meat.
From Germany to Georgetown, the Global North has a lot to learn about reckoning successfully with past human rights wrongs.
Should people be compelled to take the vaccine? Should you feel guilty for skipping the line? And what about parts of the world where vaccines aren’t readably available? Ethicists have it covered.
The rules around allocation, and the enforcement of those rules, can’t rest with each individual. Responsibility lies with those in charge of delivering vaccines.
Religion affects how people regard qualities like benevolence, kindness, conformity and fairness even after they stop practicing religion.
Wriggling out of paying taxes may be legal, but is it right? Aristotle, Immanuel Kant – and others – have their say.
The focus of quantum science has shifted from theoretical physics to the advent of new technologies such as quantum computers. The benefits could be immense, but there are also potential pitfalls.
In most countries, scientific research that uses human embryos has to halt after the 14th day. New guidelines recommend the public’s input in extending the time period.
The FBI and Treasury Department frown on the idea of paying off cyber attackers. But there is sufficient ethical and legal gray areas to make it a real moral quandary for business leaders.
Offering incentives to encourage good health behavior isn’t new, but it does raise concerns. A behavioral scientist explains how rewarding those taking a shot need not keep ethicists up at night.