Democracy and the Moral Majority: Why Third Graders Know Better

We love democracy. As a nation we emphatically declare the importance of granting power to the people and even promote the international spread of democracy as one of our nation's greatest missions. But I'm not convinced it's really all that great of thing. In fact, when it comes to moral and political matters of right … Continue reading Democracy and the Moral Majority: Why Third Graders Know Better

Person vs. Lying Robot: A Lesson In Ethics

I've learned a lot this semester while teaching my first class in Medical and Healthcare Ethics. We've covered a range of topics that I hope to eventually make videos and write posts about, but one insight in particular has repeatedly been made apparent to me in my personal life: It's inappropriate to respond to everything in the … Continue reading Person vs. Lying Robot: A Lesson In Ethics

The End of the World: Undertaking Whatever is Hardest

This reflection was written in response to a paper by Ladelle McWhorter, which she presented at Penn State last week for a conference that honored the work of Charles Scott. Reflecting on Charles Scott’s role as one of her most influential teachers, Ladelle McWhorter focused her paper, “Whatever is Hardest,” on the ethical question of … Continue reading The End of the World: Undertaking Whatever is Hardest