I corresponded with an old friend yesterday who was communicating the tedium of his work as a software engineer. He is thankful that he earns a six-figure salary, and he understands that most people in the world would happily trade places with him, but that doesn’t change the fact that a future filled with a lifetime of coding doesn’t excite his probing and restless mind. Continue reading The Monotony of Work →
Arrest of a suffragette organization member in London, 1914. Suffragette organizations campaigned for women’s right to vote.
I read an interesting article this morning titled, “Late-breaking sexism”: why younger women aren’t excited about electing a woman president.” Its main theme is that while women have made great strides, Continue reading The Injustice of Sexism →
William James, in his famous book The Varieties of Religious Experience, drew a contrast between what he calls “once-born” and the “twice-born” people. Once-born people appear biologically predisposed to happiness. Continue reading William James: Once Born and Twice Born People →
International status of abortion law UN 2013 report on abortion law. (Blue is legal.)
While writing my last post on abortion I came across an anti-abortion piece written a few years ago by a Harvard undergraduate, Continue reading Brief Reply to a Pro-Lifer →
(This article was reprinted in Critical Perspectives on Abortion (Analyzing the Issues), Anne C. Cunningham, ed., Enslow Publishing 2017.)
Abortion continues to make political news, but a question rarely asked by politicians or other interlocutors is: what do professional ethicists think about abortion? Continue reading Ethicists Generally Agree: The Pro-Life Arguments Are Worthless →