Reasoning about life

William E. May | 28 July 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: culture of life, morality, philosophy
Is it possible to reach agreement on disputed issues like abortion and euthanasia? Yes, but only if you are ready to reason things out. 

The clash over core American values

Godfrey Hodgson | 27 May 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: American politics, international relations, morality
The great contest of the United States in 2010 is about the moral nature of American society.

Are babies born moral?

Carolyn Moynihan | 12 May 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: child development, evolutionary psychology, morality
“Babies know the difference between good and evil at six months, study reveals”. I guess many of us read a heading like this in our daily paper or online this week. Startling news. Here we were, thinking that the newborn babe is a tiny barbarian who needs to learn his first notions of right and wrong from his parents, when he actually arrives with an innate sense of morality. Or so it seems.

Infidelity: in spite of everything, we still care

John Robson | 18 December 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: morality, Tiger Woods
There is an encouraging lesson in the public reaction to the Tiger Woods scandal.

Moral sense and non-sense

Marie I. George | 13 February 2008 | FEATURES |  
tags: evolution, human dignity, incest, morality, Peter Singer, Steven Pinker
The new science of morality might sound impressive to those mesmerised by science but is it really new?

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