Me, Learning Ethics: Social Contract Theory

I was aware that the founding fathers were inspired by various philosophies and doctrines, but, as usual, I had not taken a closer glimpse. The United States still follows Social Contract Theory, which has been interpreted in several ways--from Thomas Hobbes, John Locke and Jean-Jacques. It seems that John Locke had the most influence, though. [...]

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Me, Learning Ethics: Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

I take it that this is the first controversial topic in this class, and the subjects will probably become more interesting as it progresses. On a personal level, I would find physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia to be immoral. This subject has passed through my thought process, before. Colorado did pass a law last year that [...]

Me, Learning Ethics: Cultural Relativism, Subjectivism, and Divine Command Theory

I went back to college for this semester. Ethics happens to be one of my classes. I have had somewhat of an interest in philosophy, over the years. I never bothered to read much, though. Prior to this course, I learned a bit about ancient philosophies. That is it. Anyway, I have decided to blog [...]