Ethics & Morals (404)

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Why do we consider killing an innocent person OK if they are further away?

More specifically, I was talking to some friends about the train track dilemma...and we have come to differing conclusions. Theoretical Sce…

Started by TJ

46 Nov 23, 2015
Reply by Davis Goodman

I'm confused about morality

What makes something moral or amoral? I feel like we've had this discussion a million times on Think Atheist in some way shape or form. I s…

Started by Belle Rose

235 Jul 9, 2015
Reply by Pope Beanie

A Christian on the problem of evil

I'm new here, but I'm going to take the plunge and start a discussion. In the I'm confused about morality thread, a few commenters raised t…

Started by David Vogel

168 Jun 29, 2015
Reply by Gallup's Mirror

Sex in prison

The woman who helped the two murderers escape from the Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York was apparently having sex with one…

Started by Unseen

20 Jun 18, 2015
Reply by Unseen

Illogic and the death penalty

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's verdict came down today. He will get death barring successful appeal. I don't want to discuss the verdict but rather th…

Started by Unseen

108 May 28, 2015
Reply by Dr. Bob

Socratic Method

Thought this was a great example of the Socratic method involving whether or not an atheist can be a moral person. A Modern Example of the…

Started by Michael

5 May 26, 2015
Reply by Ed

Actually, violence does solve things

Violence never really deals with the basic evil of the situation. Violence may murder the murderer, but it doesn’t murder murder. Violence…

Started by Unseen

35 May 6, 2015
Reply by _Robert_

What is the difference between ethics and morals?

Ok. I'm no philosophy whiz, but I have an opinion on this issue that morals and ethics are NOT the same. My professor disagrees with me.…

Started by Belle Rose

63 May 1, 2015
Reply by Dr. Bob

Another philosophical question...

Since most people here are well versed in philosophy, I will skip the definitions, and cut to the chase Are you a monist or a pluralist?…

Started by Belle Rose

45 Apr 23, 2015
Reply by Simon Paynton

An ethical problem

Is it ethical to contract for a service you know in advance you'll be unable to pay for simply because you really need it? It may seem like…

Started by Unseen

33 Feb 18, 2015
Reply by Gallup's Mirror

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