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Links 1 through 10 of 21 by Richard Chappell tagged PhilosophyEtc+utilitarianism

Here's the writing sample I'm using for my grad school applications. It's a revised version of an earlier draft I once posted....

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Newsflash: health policy and medical practice are value-laden, and may involve tradeoffs. That should hardly be news. Yet there are doctors in the news who don't appear to realise that it's true at all...

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The essence of ethical holism, as I conceive of it, is that individual rights and duties derive from the broader facts about what is desirable for society as a whole...

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Animal rights activists recently terrorized a UCLA neurobiologist into abandoning his research on primates. Ethical concerns about animal...

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Exploring the distinction between local vs. global rationality.

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According to my indirect utilitarianism, we should institute whatever legal rights would best promote human flourishing. ...

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"If, then, you are a utilitarian who thinks the facts of social psychology are as I have been supposing, here is why you should accept certain principles of individual human rights..."

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Select quotes from R.M. Hare's Moral Thinking...

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