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  • If Neuroimaging Can Reliably Discern Truth From Falsehood, Should Brain Scans Be Admissible Evidence in Court Cases?

    By Moheb Costandi from Seed "Brooklyn defense attorney David Zevin almost made legal history last month by attempting to submit functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data as evidence that a key witness was telling the truth. Zevin was defending Cynette Wilson, who claimed that the temping...
     Posted by: cait
  • Conference: Making Men Moral

    In February, Union University in Jackson, TN will host a conference called "Making Men Moral: The Public Square and the Role of Moral Judgment." The dates of the conference are February 25-27, 2009. Speakers at the conference will be professors known for their work in ethics and morality, including...
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  • Tradition and Truth: The Ethics of Lawmaking in Tannaitic Literature (2010)

    By Tzvi Novick This article examines aspects of "scholastic" ethics in tannaitic literature, in particular, the notion that one who is engaged in legal discussion should readily admit ignorance, and should concede to the truth. While centering on mAvot 5.7, the article traces developments in...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: cait
  • Being Human: Science, Knowledge and Virtue (2010)

    By John Haldane In February 1997, following the announcement that the Roslin Institute in Scotland had successfully cloned a sheep (‘Dolly’) by means of cell-nuclear transfer, US President Clinton requested the National Bioethics Advisory Commission to review legal and ethical issues of cloning and to...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: cait
  • Think Globally, Act Locally: Collective Consent and the Ethics of Knowledge Production (2010)

    Maui Hudson Ethical review is an integral part of the process of developing research and considering issues associated with the production of knowledge. It is part of a system that primarily legitimises western traditions of inquiry and reinforces western assumptions about knowledge and its benefit to...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: nick stock
  • How Ethical Theory Can Improve Practice: Lessons from Abu Ghraib (2009)

    Nancy E. Snow Abuses at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq confront us with the question of how seemingly ordinary soldiers could have perpetrated harms against prisoners. In this essay I argue that a Stoic approach to the virtues can provide a bulwark against the social and personal forces that can lead to abusive...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: nick stock
  • Religion, conscience and clinical decisions (2007)

    This article discusses the interaction between a physician's personal moral code and medical law. "The Oxford English Dictionary defines conscience as, 'The faculty or principle which pronounces upon the moral quality of one's [own] actions or motives, approving the right and condemning...
    (My publication) Posted by: jlantos
  • Universalism Vs. Relativism: Making Moral Judgments in a Changing, Pluralistic, and Threatening World (2005)

    Has moral relativism run its course? The threat of 9/11, terrorism, reproductive technology, and globalization has forced us to ask anew whether there are universal moral truths upon which to base ethical and political judgments. In this timely edited collection, distinguished scholars present and test...
    (My publication) Posted by: dsbrowni
  • Christian Witness, Moral Anthropology, and the Death Penalty (2003)

    Abstract: In this essay, I consider - in the context of our ongoing debates about capital punishment - the question, "what role ought religious beliefs play in a pluralistic democratic society that often presumes strict boundaries between matters of private faith and political life?" I suggest...
    (My publication) Posted by: rgarnett
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