Tag: ethics

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    As major combat operations come to an end and the US completes a troop drawdown in Iraq, revisit interviews with ethicists, philosophers, scholars, and religious leaders about just war and the moral issues raised by Iraq. More

    August 27, 2010 | Comments

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    “We can open up the question of financial incentives” for organ donations “without worrying about undue coercive pressures.” More

    August 20, 2010 | Comments

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    In a new book, this historian and professor of international relations writes that America’s long military campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq “demonstrated the folly of imagining that war could be mastered” and demolished “Washington’s pretensions to moral superiority.” More

    August 6, 2010 | Comments

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    “Every time you eat, you give expression to what you think the world ought to be,” says Norman Wirzba, a professor of theology, ecology, and rural life at Duke Divinity School. More

    July 16, 2010 | Comments

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    Paul Wolpe, director of Emory University’s Center for Ethics, says ethics should precede our economic and political judgments and our response to events like the Gulf oil spill. More

    July 9, 2010 | Comments

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    “The issue here is not BP’s behavior, it’s not the Obama administration’s behavior. It’s our behavior. That is where the deepest change has to happen.” More

    July 9, 2010 | Comments

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    "Blood samples are sacred," says Carletta Tilousi, a Havasupai Indian, and "a major part of our spiritual, cultural, and religious identity." The tribe was recently involved in a dispute that raised ethical questions about research subjects and the use of genetic material.

    June 25, 2010 | Comments

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    Watch University of Notre Dame peace studies and political science professor George Lopez, currently a senior fellow at the US Institute of Peace, comment on the consequences of the Supreme Court’s recent decision upholding a federal law that makes it a crime to provide “material support” to foreign terrorist organizations, even if the help takes the form of training for peacefully resolving conflicts. More

    June 25, 2010 | Comments

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    Will General Petraeus enlist the aid of anthropologists and other social scientists to advise on religion, ethics and local cultural practices in Iraq? More

    June 24, 2010 | Comments

  • thumb01-adoptionethics

    “The concern I have with a lot of families is that when they adopt they may not always see it as a permanency nowadays, because there’s a lot of availability to disrupt adoptions,” says Dr. Ronald Federici, a neuropsychologist. More

    June 18, 2010 | Comments

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