Archive for August 17th, 2010
By David J. Theroux | Tuesday August 17, 2010 at 8:48 PM PDT | 5 Comments
Continued from Part 1: Part 3 Moral Relativism and Utilitarianism Of central importance in Lewis’s discussion of natural law is his critique of the moral relativism of utilitarianism (“the end justifies the means”) as a theory of ethics and guide to behavior. Lewis claimed that the precepts of moral ethics cannot just be innovated...
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By Randall Holcombe | at 1:28 PM PDT | 13 Comments
On March 26, 2010, the South Korean patrol boat Cheonan sank, resulting in the death of 46 South Korean sailors. The South Korean government said the Cheonan was sunk by a North Korean torpedo. As this story reports, South Korea will release a final report of about 250 pages, detailing the findings of 74...
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By Carl Close | at 9:10 AM PDT | 1 Comment
Time for a pop quiz. What does Alvaro Vargas Llosa think about efforts to block the so-called Ground Zero mosque? What does Ivan Eland think U.S. foreign-policy leaders can learn from the military’s counterinsurgency operations? What does Dominick Armentano think about the prospects of the state lawsuits against Obamacare? What does S. Fred Singer...
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