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Imagine discovering that your grandfather was a serial killer. Would you feel guilty about it? Would you be at all tempted to contact the families of his victims? Philosophers have long thought that...

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This week,  we’re discussing moral taint and collective responsibility.  We’re asking the question,  “Can we be tainted by the sins of our Fathers?”   You might think that the answer is that we certainly can. Adam and Eve ate that darned  apple and tainted all humankind with Original Sin.    

July 22, 2014 | 0 comments | Read More »

There's an old saying -- “One person’s terrorist is another person’s freedom fighter.”  That suggests the words “terrorism” and “terrorist” are contested terms. Are these words so entangled in rhetoric and polemics that they're useless for objective philosophical discussion?

June 26, 2014 | 2 comments | Read More »

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