Ethics in the News

Ethics in the News

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The Center for Ethics and Manhattan College does not endorse the views expressed in these essays and articles, nor does it guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information presented. 

Animal Welfare

“The Ethicist Contest Winner: Give Thanks for Meat”
Jay Bost, The New York Times, May 3, 2012

Biomedical Ethics

“Back to the Future: The Ethics of Cloning Neanderthals and Creating Genetically Modified Animals”
Julian Savulescu,  Practical Ethics (University of Oxford), January 22, 2013

“Euthanasia Was the Right Decision for My Wife”
Mars Cramer, The Washington Post, October 22, 2012

"Genes Now Tell Doctors Secrets They Can’t Utter"
Gina Kolata, The New York Times, August 25, 2012         

Business Ethics

“Ethical Warning Looming in U.S. Workplaces”
Michael Oxley and Bart Stupak, MarketWatch, The Wall Street Journal, January 23, 2012

“Sunday Dialogue: How Corporations Behave”
The New York Times, September 1, 2012

“Workplace Ethics: The High Cost of Compromise”
Kirk O. Hanson, Businessweek, June 3, 2010


“The Right to Be Forgotten”
Jeffrey Rosen, Stanford Law Review, February 13, 2012

Environmental Ethics

“Forget Shorter Showers-Why Personal Change Does Not Equal Political Change”
Derrick Jensen, Orion Magazine, July/August 2009

Technology and Ethics

“Enlightened Surveillance?”
Stuart Armstrong, Practical Ethics (University of Oxford), January 18, 2013

“Robots at War: Scholars Debate the Ethical Issues”
Don Troop, The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 10, 2012