An Animated Michael Sandel Explains How Meritocracy Degrades Our Democracy
Imagine if governments and institutions took their policy directives straight from George Orwell’s 1984 or Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal.” We might veer distressingly close to many a literary dystopia in these times, with duckspeak taking over all the discourse.
Tech companies have a responsibility to us all - The Ethics Centre
Matt Beard, co-author of a new report from The Ethics Centre, demands more from the technology we use every day. Find out his set of ethical principles.
An Online Trove of Ethics Case Studies - Daily Nous
The Media Ethics Initiative at the University of Texas, Austin “exists to promote and publicize research on the ethical choices involved in media use.” One of the ways it has done this is by creating a large, varied and free online collection of ethics case studies. The initiative’s founder and director, Scott R. Stroud, says “I think many of those teaching philosophy and ethics classes could find a use for these interesting case studies.” The case studies in the collection are not limited…
Ethics Explainer: Autonomy
Autonomy is the idea every person is in control of their own thoughts and actions and can be motivated by ‘internal’ forces like choice and reflection rather than ‘external’ forces. Ethically, autonomy aims to protect individual choice, rights and freedoms against the control of organisations, the state or other people. Basically, it lets us be our own rulers. The importance of autonomy rose to prominence during The Enlightenment, when thinkers like Immanuel Kant started to see it as the…