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Thought-experiment: pick a criminal from a lineup [closed]

This is my first post in philosophy.stackexchange, so hello! First, I would like to ask whether the audience thinks my question below is appropriate here, or if it is merely an opinion question. To ...
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Regarding Ethical systems

What are the differences between morals and ethics ? Are morals standards of behaviour that everybody in a certain group can agree on or is that an ethical code of behaviour? To the Vikings doing the ...
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About 'morality' related to a finite existence [closed]

If a person believes this finite existence is all there is that is 'real'; what types of 'moral' or 'ethical' principles would that person 'form' or utilize in daily life ? The thing is if someone is ...
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Should I use people's Facebook photos unauthorized and anonymously? [closed]

I'm a computer scientist trying to implement a smile detection algorithm, and for that, I need a lot of face images to train my algorithm. My question is, is it ethical to download people's Facebook ...
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Embryo stem cells and the concept of “person”

I have to do a very good,clear and simple presentation on embryo stem cells so that everyone can understand. I have done the part of biology regarding this cells but I have to do the part that regards ...
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Why don't we know that social stratification is also wrong? [closed]

Nazis seek to purify their base with antisemitism and eventually death camps for Roma, homosexuals, Jews, skin colors not white, the disabled, poor and different. In modern society we have evolved ...
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What are the ethical consequences of a citizen self reporting society?

I read this article about police asking people to tweet pictures of parking violations so that they can accrue fines. Extending the abilities of the policing agents of society through tips by ...
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Why is society not always ruled by systems of morals and ethics?

Why is society not always ruled by systems of morals and ethics? If you can think about this society the se networks it sometimes seems arbitrary rather than based in ethics?
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Equality Awareness (for minorities, LGBT, women, etc.)

Recently there has been a facebook campaign to raise awareness of the struggle for LGBT equality, whereby facebook users change their profile pictures to an "equal" sign. This campaign seems to be ...
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What optical features do we use to distinguish “life” from “non-life”?

Let's first define "living". A living thing is an object that shares some traits with other living things, e.g. it has a metabolism, it has been "born" (in the broadest sense, including cell division ...
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Is it moral to lie to the populace for their own good?

There is a discussion in the History arm of StackExchange that got sidetracked into the merit of brainwashing society for their own good, as advocated in Plato's Republic. IMO that side track deserves ...
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Would it be immoral to duplicate food to resolve world hunger, if food and recipes were copyrighted?

In today's world, copyrighted digital content is considered illegal by most nation's law, and immoral by some as stealing. Digital Content is duplicated through millions of 1's and 0's. There is no ...
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What are the ethical considerations regarding cannibalism?

Cannibalism is generally frowned upon in most of today's societies1. On the other hand, it has happened quite a bit in times of difficulty, and famine aside it was simply common practice in some ...
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What evidence is there that Arrows Theorem manifests itself in democracies?

Arrows impossibility theorem states: no rank-order voting system can be designed that satisfies these three "fairness" criteria: a. If every voter prefers alternative X over alternative Y, ...
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How should the fair distribution of some goods depend on other-regarding preferences?

I am a welfare economist, working on fairness in economics, and I would like your opinion on some distributional dilemma. Suppose we have the following situation: A country is endowed with some ...
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Which philosophers talk about social power structures?

Can anyone recommend philosophers that are concerned with what structures power relationships in society, particularly in workplaces? I know that Foucault's work was concerned with this in ...
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Should uncontacted peoples have a right to privacy?

I've been reading some of the wikis about the uncontacted peoples of the world and the often repeated attempts to establish contact with a a number of them even after being rebuffed (sometimes ...
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What is the intrinsic difference between freedom of speech and freedom of deeds?

What are philosophical reasons for approving of freedom of speech but not of freedom of deeds? If teasing the others by speech is allowed, why not by deeds? If freedom of deeds is wrong, then why ...
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Why should almost extinct animals be protected from going extinct?

The feeling that it's "sad" if a species dies out seems to be coming from an aesthetic point of view how the world should be. But is there a rationality behind it? The only rational reason I was ...