Monthly Archives: August 2009

Is obedience a virtue?

The topic of obedience is very much in the air, so it may be valuable to consider some of the principles involved. First, I would remind you of the Milgram experiments. You may recall that they established that a big … Continue reading

Posted in Catholic Herald columns, Moral judgment, Philosophy | 38 Comments

Global Warming – the questions

Tim, a regular contributor to this Blog, has suggested that we need a column on Global Warming. It is a most important subject with undoubted moral elements. But I hesitate simply because my expertise on the issue is limited. So … Continue reading

Posted in Bio-ethics, Moral judgment, Quentin queries | 8 Comments

The big A

Matt of the Daily Telegraph cartoons a demonstration of elderly people. They chant: “What do we want? Why did we come here? What were we saying?” I giggle, but then I flinch a little. We have often spoken of the … Continue reading

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