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Is incest morally wrong if it is between only consenting adults, and there is no chance of offspring?

As long as it's not doing any harm, it's likely more about societal norms than about an intrinsic problem. Though one thing worth mentioning, at least some forms of incest pose some doubt in terms of ...
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Is incest morally wrong if it is between only consenting adults, and there is no chance of offspring?

The answer depends on how much you take responsibility for others mimicking you, and general wider context. If you just incest, but no children come out of it, you may argue that nothing bad happened. ...
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"Don't ask women to be truthful"

Even though for the benefit of society/tribe it's good to employ maximum amount of human males (preferably: all of them), not all males are created equal. But all want sex and children. Therefore ...
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"Don't ask women to be truthful"

It is a common failing of those who lack social intelligence, to identify social intelligence with "dishonesty". This failing can be amplified by the tendency in much of western philosophy ...
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Do human rights exist?

On paper: Yes In reality: No Conclusion: For some people human rights do exist, but not for others. Some people accept them as given, other people just ignore them. Or how do they say: "It's All ...
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What does Judith Jarvis Thomson's looped trolley problem show about Kant?

All forms of the trolley problem are deliberately constructed for a deceptive purpose. They are not intended to cause people to think in new and interesting ways about morality. They are intended to ...
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Is it ethical to impose ethical values on others?

"The implication is that people who adopt such arguments essentially try to influence others into adopting the same attitude (because it is ethical/moral = good), which in itself is a bad thing.&...
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Is it ethical to impose ethical values on others?

Is it ethical to impose ethical values on others? Your question suggests you take ethic itself to be a sort of overarching moral code or perhaps something like absolute or true or correct morality. ...
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Mixing of people and peace

That kinda makes the "racist assumption" (no personal offense) that you could neatly divide people into different groups that would be internally homogeneous and externally distinguishable. ...
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Do climate ethics exist beyond the earth?

Climate ethics (like any other ethics) are rules we must follow in order to be able to live together in peace. "Live" implies survival (e.g. it is not ethical to kill). So, any act risking ...
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Does Moore's Open Question Argument beg the question?

I'm going to (tentatively!) concur by offering a variation on the theme of your argument. So Moore seems to have used "good" very rigidly, but I think a lot of people mean all sorts of ...
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Is there a philosophical justification for free health care?

Here are three types of arguments that lead to the recommendation of mutualized health care payment (i assume that is what you mean by "free"). Pragmatism: it just works in everybody's ...
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Is there a philosophical justification for free health care?

It's a question of a value system and how high place human life has in this system. If human life is the highest value, then obviously, universal healthcare is not a subject for discussion, it's a ...
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Mixing of people and peace

Freud's 'narcissism of small differences' is a theory that closely similar cultures are more likely to antagonise each other than vastly different ones. For example Roman Catholics & Christians ...
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Mixing of people and peace

No. Why would you think that? Consider how much Russia and Ukraine have in common, recent and ancient political unity, the fleet admiral for Russia was born in Ukraine. Various groups have had dietary ...
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Do climate ethics exist beyond the earth?

If I'm reading your question correctly, what you're asking is: If there is no life in an environment to be harmed, is it possible to cause harm by changing that environment? There are always competing ...
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Is 'veganism' a settled issue in Philosophy and Ethics?

Nothing is ever truly settled in philosophy Why? A primary aspect of philosophy is finding the assumptions that underly any and every view; and in so doing, to recognize them as assumptions. To assert ...
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Prohibitionism versus liberalism

Many renowned philosophers have proposed many different systems for ethics and politics. Some are more liberal than others, but making an exhaustive list is quite the task. It's just a single exemple, ...
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Consequences of thinking nobody is like one's self

What does 'like' mean though. Intersubjectivity is the basis of communication that uses abstractions. See According to the major theories of concepts, where do meanings come from? But we each have a ...
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Practical examples of moralities

You could look at Confucian thought, where filial piety is held to be the highest moral value. I argue here that related to high costs of succession disputes: Are there opposites to the "social ...
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Is there a philosophical justification for free health care?

What do you mean by philosophical justification? There are a number of ethical frameworks that would like that more or less. But it's certainly useful to have it. First of all even "free health ...
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My CO2 emissions in the light of Russia burning thousands of tons of it a day

I'd say it's a question of whether or not you think the earth is doomed already (because of Russia, among other things). If so then there's no ethical dilemma I can see. The ship has struck an iceberg,...
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My CO2 emissions in the light of Russia burning thousands of tons of it a day

Is your goal to be personally morally pure, or to cause the most reduction in CO2 emissions across society? You have correctly identified that stopping the big polluters is going to be more effective ...
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My CO2 emissions in the light of Russia burning thousands of tons of it a day

This is your mind trying to work around the fact that everything needs to change in order to combat climate change. So no more flying, no meat, no car -not even a Tesla- and definitely do not get more ...
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My CO2 emissions in the light of Russia burning thousands of tons of it a day

If the question is how to evaluate your contribution to global warming (something I struggle with myself): The accounting would need to consider whether your lifestyle up to now has been such that the ...
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My CO2 emissions in the light of Russia burning thousands of tons of it a day

9,000 tonnes of CO2 per day is not a lot. Take into consideration that EU member countries have a total emission of 2,393 million metric tonnes of CO2 per year (2019). The 9,000 metric tonnes per day ...
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My CO2 emissions in the light of Russia burning thousands of tons of it a day

While Russia is burning is a huge amount, yet your personal contribution will of course add up to that. Look at it differently though. It's always good to save some energy, if only for financial ...
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My CO2 emissions in the light of Russia burning thousands of tons of it a day

The amount of gas Russia burns is the amount it usually sells. If you previously bought gas from Russia, you are contributing to the burning now. Stopping the purchase of gas now won't change the ...
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My CO2 emissions in the light of Russia burning thousands of tons of it a day

You're comparing the CO2 emissions of you as an individual to those of an aggregate of people (Russia) without accounting for the size of the aggregate. If you spread the responsibility for Russia's ...
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My CO2 emissions in the light of Russia burning thousands of tons of it a day

Important context: The idea of you personally being acountable for your personal CO2 footprint (and that reducing it is relevant and important to combatting climate change) is not a natural idea as ...
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My CO2 emissions in the light of Russia burning thousands of tons of it a day

It's better to light a candle than curse the darkness. Suppose it is immoral to steal a wallet. Now, suppose that you learn that someone else has robbed a bank of a lot of money. Does it now become ...
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My CO2 emissions in the light of Russia burning thousands of tons of it a day

Normally Russia would (probably) be selling that gas, for whatever CO2 intensive purposes. Now (you say/suggest/whatever) they have to waste it because they are at war. Obviously the problem of ...
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