The Marvel Cinematic Universe brings the virtues and politics of the comic world - indeed the Ancient Greek world - to life. But trusting the message doesn't mean I trust the corporation behind it.
It won’t hurt them to know that superheroes are capable of doing wrong too.
We should not hesitate to discourage in children the idea that people are either good or bad.
Proponents and critics of drug testing welfare recipients are repeating the same arguments. Here’s how to break the deadlock.
We need to look at what's behind arguments for and against drug testing welfare recipients to avoid repeating the same debate, over and over.
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Climate change will hit young people hardest, yet they cannot access the democratic processes that adults take for granted.
Starting new conversations.
As part of a new strategy to combat loneliness GPs will be able to prescribe social activities. But is this ethical?
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Carbon offsets are a perfectly legitimate way to fight climate change (if they work).
The young activist acted morally and intelligently when staging her protest against the deportation of asylum seekers from Sweden.
Offshore detainees suffer deliberately inflicted harm from their incarceration.
The most morally monstrous actions might work as deterrents but be unacceptable morally even to the most casual conscience.
Our great moral challenge is to cultivate the habits of a critical, yet compassionate, global citizen.
In order to to combat the decline of trust in civil society, we need to cultivate global citizens who are able to thrive in an increasingly diverse and globalised world.
Facebook’s algorithm is based on pleasing rather than challenging users.
We are not yet "post-truth", but truth-telling remains vital in sustaining open and democratic societies.
The harassment at the Presidents Club Charity Dinner was horrible. Here are three lessons from moral philosophy on how to avoid it happening again.
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We need to address the mindset that enables this mass slaughter of animals in the first place.
Chidi (William Jackson Harper) attempts to teach ethics to Eleanor (Kristen Bell) in comedy series The Good Place.
The Good Place is a high concept comedy about what it takes to be a good person. One of the show's charms is the way it draws on real philosophers and philosophical dilemmas.
When resources are scarce, deciding who should be front of the queue for the flu vaccine is an ethical minefield.
Australia needs to think about who gets the flu vaccine first before the next pandemic strikes and supplies run low.
Aboriginal elder Max Eulo holds a baby in front of a sea of 70,000 multi-coloured paper hands at the Sydney Opera House in December 2000.
Racism is again on the rise in many parts of the world. So is the dehumanisation of our enemies. What hope is there, then, for notions of a common humanity?
We’re on the hunt for life – what do we do when we find it?
A philosopher argues that now is the time to figure it out, before we make the inevitable discovery of extraterrestrial life.
Moral judgment should not be based on knowledge that comes only from hindsight.
The film 13 Minutes dramatises an attempt by Georg Elser to assassinate Hitler in 1939, to prevent the war the Führer was preparing for. How clear-cut was the moral justification for that act?
Friend or food?
The morality of which animals we can and can't eat doesn't stand up to scrutiny.
The pope's encyclical on ecology addresses all individuals who want to live with integrity – and their ability to take personal actions on global problems.
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.