Category Archives: Ethics

Alexander Solzhenitsyn and the Masterpiece Cakeshop Case

In an article in the current issue of Touchstone¬†magazine, L. Joseph Letendre discusses the famous commencement speech of Alexander Solzhenitsyn at Harvard University in 1978. One of the points that Solzhenitsyn makes in his speech regarding the decline of the … Continue reading

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Harvey Weinstein, Hollywood, and Christianity

The sexual abuse and exploitation of women actresses by Harvey Weinstein and by many other men in Hollywood has released a outpouring of similar stories targeting other women in both Hollywood and in other, different venues, including academia and corporate … Continue reading

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Three Proposals to Address the Admission of New Refugees

As new refugees are admitted to the United States, here are three suggestions for assisting them to fully function as members of the American society: 1. Assimilation The European experience teaches that a major issue with the admission of refugees … Continue reading

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The President, the Pope, Robert Kennedy, and the Problem of Income Inequality

President Barack Obama has identified income inequality as a major focus of his second presidential term. He has sponsored or implemented programs to raise the minimum wage; extend the period during which unemployment compensation will be paid; and subsidize the … Continue reading

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Virtue Ethics: A Primer

From the time of Plato and Aristotle and for centuries thereafter, moral philosophy and the philosophical discipline of ethics focused upon the character of individual actors and their practice of the virtues. As Dorothea Frode has put it, virtue was … Continue reading

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