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Mill's Proof and Nozick's Experience Machine

I'm trying to grasp how Mill's claim that the only good is happiness/pleasure is able to respond to Nozick's though experiment. Humans strive for virtue and other goods only if they are associated ...
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When two wrongs do make a utilitarian right

I'm trying to discuss the ethics of someone lying on their CV to get a job. The company does not have the legal right to ask a certain question but the applicant is forced to answer. He decides to ...
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Are there any ethical/moral frameworks governing sexual behaviours? If so, what do they say?

Although the sexual domain is clearly an arena of reciprocity, altruism, selfishness, emotional blackmail, dominance-submission, guilt-inducement, etc. etc. posing ethical and moral questions of ...
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Will strict dress code rules make the society better? [closed]

Does imposing dress code on visitors for places such as hospitals, universities, government buildings, libraries and public spaces improve our society? For example, visitors are dictated to wear ...
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Are some “right actions” not productive of the greatest happiness for the greatest number?

The question refers to utilitarianism and I received it during my ethics class. I need to critically evaluate this by referring to 3 global examples. I don't really know what example I could give ...
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Does the existence of ethics(as a set of rules) imply lack of empathy in humans? [closed]

Suppose we would have enough empathy to understand each other in any circumstance. Wouldn't all the discussion of any problem resolve to free will(of the participants of the problem) only? Would, in ...
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What are the methods to evaluate a supernatural statement as carefully as possible? [closed]

I've found out that it is hard to evaluate the truth of a statement which has following 5 properties: They concern events in the future. They are so supernatural, to the point of being outside of the ...
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Algorithms controlling your internet access [closed]

I just watched this TED lecture (very scary) is this ethical?
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What was Kant's view on lies by omission?

I was going to ask this question as a comment in response to @Chad's answer to What would Kant do when two categorical imperatives conflict? Could he ever justify lying?, however I figured it merits ...
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What would Kant do when two categorical imperatives conflict? Could he ever justify lying?

Suppose a German SS officer knocked on my door, asking me whether I had any Jews. And suppose further that I had two Jews in a secret compartment in the attic that he'd never be able to find. ...