Posts Tagged ‘Moral’

The moral bucket list

Friday, April 17th, 2015

About once a month I run across a person who radiates an inner light. These people can be in any walk of life. They seem deeply good. They listen well. They make you feel funny and valued. You often catch them looking after other people and as they do so their laugh is musical and Read more

Navigating the moral questions of the Breaking Bad finale

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Nearly a week after the Breaking Bad finale aired, the ending of the megahit cable series continues to gratify, infuriate, and above all fascinate the moralists — professional and amateur — who constitute the audience’s fanboy core and who always framed the most vigorous debates about the show. That’s understandable. The series at its dark Read more

Bioethicists see infanticide as morally acceptable

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Several prominent bioethicists have come out in favour of infanticide in a leading medical journal. A special issue of the Journal of Medical Ethics contains 31 commentaries on infanticide from a range of ethicists, some arguing it can be a moral action; others maintaining that even suggesting it is a vile stain on academic integrity. Read more

The acts we perform; the people we become

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Karol Wojtyla taught that in making an ethical decision, a moral agent does not only give rise to a particular act, but he also contributes to the person he/she is becoming. Every time I perform a moral act, I am building up my character, and every time I perform an unethical act, I am compromising Read more

Economics is not moral theology

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Economics is not a business science, although it has applications to business. Rather, it is part of the liberal arts and is a science of human action. Economics studies the actions that most people take in response to circumstances in their lives, but especially those actions that are visible to us. This is why economists Read more

Archbishop: Banks need to wake up to moral responsibility

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster has told the financial sector to wake up from their moral sleep. Speaking at the London School of Economics he said that while some were seeking a change of culture, as a group the financial sector had failed to reform itself. “Until a different culture has taken hold, I cannot Read more