Is virtue ethics making a comeback, 2,400 years after Aristotle?
- May 23, 2019, 05:00
A defining feature of the evolution of western ethics has been the displacement of the language of virtue for that of utility and rights. While virtue(...)
Our treatment of patients with severe obesity is unethical – but why?
- Health & Family
- July 9, 2018, 19:01
In a field rife with controversy and disagreement, there is strong consensus among obesity experts at home and abroad that bariatric surgery is life-s(...)
Unthinkable: Is philosophy having an existential crisis?
- May 24, 2016, 01:00
Many unkind things are said about philosophers. Their discipline is accused of lacking a clear trajectory of progress. Their concerns are sometimes e(...)
Panama Papers: How spouses at war hide assets offshore
- April 3, 2016, 19:00
Christopher Williams had been waiting 90 minutes inside the office of a helicopter tour company on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, keeping a careful ey(...)
Radio: Making a moral case for the elephant in the courtroom
- TV, Radio, Web
- March 7, 2015, 04:00
The law may well be an ass, but, as Steven Wise points out, it’s not much use to real donkeys, or indeed to any species that isn’t human. As a resu(...)
Unthinkable: Who decides what it means to be a person?
- January 17, 2014, 01:00
The history of western civilisation has in part been a history of disputed personhood. At different times and in different contexts, certain categorie(...)
Unthinkable: How do you eat with a clear conscience?
- November 29, 2013, 01:00
Even if you don’t agree with Morrissey that meat is murder, you can’t ignore that there are ethical issues at the end of every fork. Animal cruelty is(...)