Category Archives: Ethics

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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