One of the five paintings of Extermination of Evil portrays Sendan Kendatsuba, one of the eight guardians of Buddhist law, banishing evil.
I recently received a letter from a former student who was trying to defend the necessity of evil. She wondered: “can there be goodness without badness?” Continue reading Must Evil Exist? No →
Moral theories often conflict with our moral intuitions; they are often counter-intuitive. Explanations, theories, or beliefs are counter-intuitive if they violate our ordinary, common-sense view. Continue reading Moral Theories and Moral Intuitions →
Ethics is that part of philosophy which deals with the good and bad, or right and wrong, in human conduct. It asks: What is the good? What should I do? What is a good life? Is morality objective or subjective? Is it absolute or relative? Why should I be moral? What is the relationship between self-interest and morality? Where does morality come from? Continue reading What is Philosophical Ethics? →