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Bookmarks tagged with “morality”

  1. The Taste for Being Moral by Thomas Nagel | The New York Review of Books

    For the six types of moral response and the description of how conservatives emphasise all of them in their appeal, but liberals only, relying also on reason. Which is why conservatives tend to appeal most to most people.

  2. The moral decay of our society is as bad at the top as the bottom – Telegraph Blogs

    I’ve read lots of good things about the many causes of the riots. But I can’t help but think they all come back to this kind of thing. I am fucking angry. (via everyone)

  3. Religious Faith and John Rawls by Kwame Anthony Appiah | The New York Review of Books

    Tracing John Rawls’ changing ideas from “the eternal claims of Christianity,” through ‘A Theory of Justice’s “appealing to the universal truths of reason,” to deriving ideals from the “shared consensus of democratic citizens.” (Subscribers only.)

  4. A New Theory of Justice by Samuel Freeman | The New York Review of Books

    Starts with a good summary of John Rawls’ ‘A Theory of Justice’, then Amartya Sen’s critique of that, then the article’s author, Samuel Freeman’s, critique of that. But subscribers only, booo.

  5. LRB · Glen Newey · Is it really so wrong?

    This article, on the nature of evil, was apparently really good, as I turned the corner on it, but it was two weeks ago and I remember nothing about it now. (Subscribers only)

  6. Communists and Nazis: Just as Evil? | The New York Review of Books

    Interesting comparison of the relative morality of communism and nazism, and the decisions around WWII. (Subscribers only.)

  7. This is going into my “best ever” box of forum threads (Philosophistry)

    Great future-y thought experiment: “So many of our grandparents were racist, and some of out parents are homophobes. Which of our own closely held beliefs will our own children and grandchildren by appalled by?” (via Danhon)

  8. The New York Review of Books: Progressive but Not Liberal

    I love stuff like this - moralism, justice, etc. But I can rarely concentrate enough to understand it fully. Subscribers only.

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