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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.
Consulting with the communities that have suffered the most harm from past acts of mass violence is a key part of a successful reparations process.
From Germany to Georgetown, the Global North has a lot to learn about reckoning successfully with past human rights wrongs.
Pondering the ethical considerations?
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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.
For many, leaving religion does not mean leaving behind religious morals and values.
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Religion affects how people regard qualities like benevolence, kindness, conformity and fairness even after they stop practicing religion.
Should America’s billionaires be paying more tax?
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Wriggling out of paying taxes may be legal, but is it right? Aristotle, Immanuel Kant – and others – have their say.
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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.
Human embryo research is used to understand foetal development and its applications in treating or eliminating disease.
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.
What would happen if companies stopped paying ransoms?
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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.
A shot and a small fortune could entice some to get vaccinated.
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.
Video evidence at trial played a crucial part in the conviction of a police officer for the 2020 murder of George Floyd.
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Video evidence can be powerful at a trial – but it does not always lead to a fair rendering of justice.
A Los Angeles County police graduation ceremony, Aug. 21, 2020 in Monterey Park, Calif.
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Police are sworn to protect the public, but cadets are still trained for battle – not public service – according to a new study examining all 50 US state police academy curricula.
Providing foreign aid is not always straightforward. But here are some practical ways Australia might be able to help India.
It’s easy to call Australian Olympians who receive their COVID shot early ‘queue jumpers’. But the argument for them having early access to the vaccine is more nuanced. Here’s why.
Life is for living…
If you are shipwrecked on a desert island with no hope of being rescued, you may not be morally obligated to stay alive.
We believe monkeys to have lower moral status than humans – but what about human-monkey chimeras?
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‘Chimera’ creatures with human organs could be medically useful – but can we really treat them like other animals?
Ethicists disagree on whether people are morally obligated to take small actions that – on their own – contribute only slightly to the collective good.
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A moral philosopher explains why the ethics of getting or refusing the COVID-19 vaccine are more complex than it might seem.
For some, a shot has been accompanied by pangs of guilt.
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Am I really eligible? Isn’t there someone more worthy of getting immunized before me? A bioethicist explains that such feelings of guilt are understandable. In fact, they are good for society.
In this September 2019 photo, a woman walks below a Google sign on the campus in Mountain View, Calif.
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The new Alphabet Workers Union is making clear that changes must be put in place, both in education and on the job, to allow engineers to start taking responsibility for the social impact of their work.