Practical Ethics provides a daily ethical analysis of the latest developments in science, technology and other current affairs.

Cooperating with the future

This is a guest post by Oliver P. Hauser & David G. Rand. “It often strikes me that the complex problems we face in the world—problems of corruption, environment, politics, and so on—almost always indicate a failure of moral ethics and inner values. … The failure of the 2009 Copenhagen Summit on the global environment [...]


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