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NEWS
  • 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...
     Posted by: admin
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PUBLICATIONS
  • 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
  • An exploration of the juxtaposition of professional and political accountability in local law enforcement management (2010)

    By Casey LaFrance and Jennifer M Allen This study focuses on one arena of public administration in which the balancing act between various accountability considerations is especially visible: local law enforcement management, and one of the many accountability conflicts that law enforcement CEOs face...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: cait
  • 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
  • Controversy: three papers on the psychological maturity of adolescents relating to their ability to make reproductive decisions (2009)

    Are Adolescents Less Mature Than Adults? Minors' Access to Abortion, the Juvenile Death Penalty, and the Alleged APA “Flip-Flop” Laurence Steinberg, Elizabeth Cauffman, Jennifer Woolard, Sandra Graham and Marie Banich The American Psychological Association's (APA's) stance on the psychological...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: nick stock
  • Judicial Review, Local Values, and Pluralism (2009)

    The article discusses the highlights of the Twenty-Seventh Annual National Federalist Society Student Symposium held at the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor in 2009. Among the topics tackled were judicial review, local values and pluralism. It affirms a basic assumption of federalism that...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: wattawa
  • The Neural Correlates of Third-Party Punishment (2008)

    Abstract: Legal decision-making in criminal contexts includes two essential functions performed by impartial "third parties": assessing responsibility and determining an appropriate punishment. To explore the neural underpinnings of these processes, we scanned subjects with fMRI while they...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: admin
  • 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
  • Church, State, and the Practice of Love (2007)

    Abstract: In his first encyclical letter, Deus caritas est, Pope Benedict XVI describes the Church as a community of love. In this letter, he explores the organized practice love by and through the Church, and the relationship between this practice , on the one hand, and the Church's commitment to...
    (My publication) Posted by: rgarnett
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DISCUSSIONS
  • When Citizens Deliberate

    By James S. Fishkin, Stanford University What are the virtues of democratic citizenship when voters are bombarded by WMD—by which I mean “weapons of mass distraction”—stinging sound bites and campaign ads from the persuasion industry funded by a campaign finance system that seems to be broken? Our political...
     Posted by: agomberg
  • Forgiveness and Justice

    By: Kathryn Coe, Ph.D., Science of Virtues scholar, Department of Public Health, School of Medicine, Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis Craig T. Palmer, Department of Anthropology, University of Missouri-Columbia Introduction In our study of forgiveness, one aspect that has seemed to...
     Posted by: agomberg
  • On Juvenile Justice

    by Alesha Seroczynski , Institute for Educational Initiatives, University of Notre Dame Read more about Seroczynski's virtues project. I recently read some disturbing statistics from studies conducted on juvenile death row inmates before the Supreme Court abolished the death penalty for juvenile...
     Posted by: wattawa
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