moral controversy

moral controversy


A Survey of Philosophy and Ethics

A Survey of Philosophy and Ethics November 27th, 2017

What is an “ethical theory”? What does it mean to have an ethical sense? How does a rational and responsible person go about making moral decisions? To help me understand such critical but esoteric questions, I am happy to speak with philosopher Jonathan Dolhenty, founder of The Radical Academy. Jon also favors a broad, or should I say liberal, education. He has been interested in philosophy since he was 14, but also studied political science and education, and has worked as a quantitative analyst, teacher, school administrator, editor, publisher, and corporate executive. As a person who studied social science rather than philosophy, I share a little bit of the intimidation and lack of interest that characterizes most people’s view of philosophy! Jon is here to clarify the topic a bit. Let’s get radical!

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Morality Quotes from Books of Wisdom

Morality quotes August 16th, 2017

One of the themes running through civilization of every stripe since mankind began to organize itself into cities has of course been morality. One of the earliest written sources we still consult is the Hebrew bible – the Old Testament as Christians call it – and as soon as the characters meet God, God is giving them direction. The choice to disobey (and eat the forbidden fruit) is a testament to the will humans possess. We don’t want to be indoctrinated, subservient, and mindless; we desire deeply to decide what we think is right and wrong, good and bad, just and unjust. Click through to see a diverse grouping of morality quotes from books of wisdom: the three books that comprise the Values of the Wise Series. 

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