Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has delivered his first report on state capture to South African president Cyril Ramaphosa.
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The inquiry’s findings could be a defining moment for South Africa, but only if the work of the Commission leads to concrete action and systemic change.
A human rights-based approach is essential in regulating artificial intelligence technologies.
Applications of artificial intelligence have been shown to include discriminatory practices. This creates a need for meaningful rights-based regulations to ensure that AI will not exacerbate inequalities.
Understanding the moral dimensions of climate decisions could help promote fairer and more effective climate action
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.
AI promises to make life easier, but what will humans lose in the bargain?
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By letting machines recommend movies and decide whom to hire, humans are losing their unpredictable nature – and possibly the ability to make everyday judgments, as well.
Supporters of Ace Magashule, the secretary general of the ANC, protest outside the court where he appeared on corruption charges.
Morals and laws are not binaries. They complement each other to enable harmonious coexistence.
Everyone wants a slice of the pie.
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Unfairness alone is upsetting enough to drive people to punish lucky recipients of unfair outcomes.
A ‘no mask, no taco’ sign at Chelsea Market in New York City.
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A philosopher argues that wearing masks could be tied to living up to the standards of one’s social group and recognizing that could help in persuading anti-maskers.
Certain characteristics mean moral rebels are willing to not go with the flow.
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Psychologists have identified the characteristics of ‘moral rebels’ who make the tough choice to stand up for their principles in the face of negative consequences.
Long lines at a grocery store in Spring, Texas, as people rush to stockpile.
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One person’s stockpiling can mean another one’s shortage. A philosopher reminds us of our social and moral obligations at this time.
A few things to know before you head out for a job interview.
What makes an action ‘good’ or ‘evil’? And are there situations under which lying for a job interview might be justified?
When we fail to consider the ethics of arguing, this makes it perilously easy to mistreat others.
When we argue, it’s far too easy to mistreat others. This is why it’s important to follow certain norms of argument, remain open-minded and remember what’s morally at stake.
Police separate pro-China and pro-Hong Kong students at an August 16 protest outside the University of South Australia in Adelaide.
The protests in Hong Kong have led to clashes between Chinese students here in Australia. What is it that makes those from mainland China so patriotic towards their country and leadership?
Most people follow some form of moral code, but to what extent they abide by these rules does differ in various situations.
What came first – all-seeing Gods or complex societies?
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God only started watching over us quite recently, according to a new study that analysed 414 societies from 30 world regions.
Beauty can mean more opportunities – but can it also influence values?
Beautiful people tend to lead more charmed lives. Could their attractiveness also color their views on issues like abortion, premarital sex and gay marriage?
If you don’t want to be facing down an angry dinosaur, pay attention to what happens on screen.
As fictional inventors make terrible choices on the big screen, real-world tech innovators can learn from their example how not to make the same kinds of ethical mistakes.
A man adds his comments to a spontaneous memorial of flowers and sidewalk writing that has appeared a block from the Tree of Life Synagogue on Monday, Oct. 29. A gunman shot a killed 11 people while they worshipped at the synagogue the Saturday before.
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To grasp how extraordinary evils are often committed by ordinary people, we need to consider how we define evil, and most importantly, whom we consider to be the agents of evil.
‘I helped my neighbour move yesterday - you can’t rescue everyone.’
Think you are a moral person? Research shows that we are often prone to act immorally when we think we’re moral.
Each year many people cheat on their taxes.
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While people often want to cheat in certain cases if it would benefit them, they also want to think of themselves as honest. Here are three steps to stay honest while filing taxes.