Tag Archives: Ethics

Human 2.0

Admittedly, two poems on the same topic in the same day isn’t my usual style.  That being said, as I was looking at concept of what it means for the human race that money might well buy its way to … Continue reading

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Article 19 (The Burden of Secularism)

I have been reading through a series of works by Yuval Noah Harai that seems topical and a historian’s blend of philosophy and history projecting into humanity’s future.  It’s been challenging and is spawning a few poems that are often … Continue reading

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Time Well Spent

In this age of global interconnection, we face a modern paradox.  At the same time that we are more connected than ever, we are also increasingly polarized and alienated from one another.  What might have been and can still be … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Truly Good and Wise Seek To Always Act Nobly

“The truly good and wise man will bear all kinds of fortune in a seemly way, and will always act in the noblest manner that the circumstances allow.” – Aristotle, in Nicomachean Ethics, Book I      

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Sneaking Suspicion

Would it be a wake up call If you tried to learn it all And realized there was more to know Thank you ever really could Would it be an ethical death row To live your life striving to do … Continue reading

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First Principles: Moral Relativism Is A Quagmire of Moral Confusion

“If the people are capable of understanding, seeing and feeling the differences between true and false, right and wrong, virtue and vice, to what better principle can the friends of mankind apply than to the sense of this difference?” –John … Continue reading

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Harvard Classics – The Law of Hippocrates

Primum non nocere   The Hippocratic Oath is one of the most widely known Greek medical texts and has been historically taken by physicians.  It is an agreement to adhere to ethical standards in the healing practices.  Through this day, … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: All Life Is Sacred and Inalienable

“We hold these truths to be self-evident . . . that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, and among these life . . .” ~ Declaration of Independence After struggling with what to say exactly about … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Mind and Heart Both Need To Be Educated

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”  –  Aristotle On the importance of learning, teaching and sharing ethical values: http://pages.stolaf.edu/ein/getting-started/why-study-ethics/ Should you wish to read Ethics  by Aristotle, it may be read in its entirety here: … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Plutarch’s Parallel Lives

Plutarch’s Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans is also known as Parallel Lives or Plutarch’s Lives.   This book is believe to have been written in the beginning of the Second Century A.D.  It consists of a series of 23 pairs … Continue reading

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