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The Robben Island prison that once held Nelson Mandela | LightBox | TIME.com

The Robben Island prison that once held Nelson Mandela | LightBox | TIME.com | Ethics | Scoop.it
Koto Bolofo's photographic study of the Robben Island prison that once held Nelson Mandela.
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Inwardly self-chosen act of self-control towards creative self-betterment without regard for external social standards.
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The Courage To Endure -

The Courage To Endure - | Ethics | Scoop.it
The choice to find meaning in suffering is one of our greatest opportunities. This requires courage. This requires fortitude. This requires endurance.
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Should parents be allowed to choose their baby's gender?

Should parents be allowed to choose their baby's gender? | Ethics | Scoop.it
The NHMRC is considering allowing IVF patients choose the gender of their baby.
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The Ethics of Innovation and Devices for Good

The Ethics of Innovation and Devices for Good | Ethics | Scoop.it
UNICEF Innovation Lab Lead: San Francisco interviewed UNICEF Humanitarian Policy Specialist, Sibi Lawson-Marriott to discuss the ethics of innovation and how UNICEF and partners work to ensure that good ideas truly yield good results.
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Primary Sources for the Classroom

Primary Sources for the Classroom | Ethics | Scoop.it
Carnegie Council has curated ten of our favorite primary sources for students to analyze and interpret in the American history, global history, and philosophy classrooms. They focus on 20th century history and include diaries, speeches, and articles.
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Ethics, law collide in questions over spotlighting Ashley Madison leak

When private information is available to virtually anyone, are there any defensible ways to dig through the data? The answer is yes, but only in some circumstances, scholars say. And it’s evolving as our online lives get more complicated.
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Doctors debate ethics of detention centre boycott

Doctors debate ethics of detention centre boycott | Ethics | Scoop.it
Doctors face an ethical dilemma when it comes to treating asylum seekers in detention centres.
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Pope Francis, the Encyclical Laudato Si, Ethics, and Existential Risk

Pope Francis, the Encyclical Laudato Si, Ethics, and Existential Risk | Ethics | Scoop.it
In June, the Vatican released Pope Francis’s much anticipated encyclical letter Laudato Si on the environment and humanity’s relationship with the natural world. The encyclical is worth exploring for those interested in global catastrophic and existential risks (GCE-risks) because the particular environmental problems the Pope discusses are placed in the general context of the many GCE-risks that humanity faces.
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Solving the Organ Crisis Ethically | Practical Ethics

Julian Savulescu and William Isdale An editorial in the Lancet earlier this month report on the first fall in UK organ transplants in a decade. Key statistics included that “the number of people who chose or were able to donate their organs in 2014 fell, and that 224 fewer people in the UK received an organ transplant than the year before” Amongst the factors restricting donations is family consent: “no appreciable rise has occurred in the proportion of families who gave consent to organ retrieval following the death of a relative, which continues to hover “stubbornly below 60%”. The Lancet also points to inefficiencies in the use of those organs that are donated. Australia’s #DonateLife week has just been completed, a week dedicated to promoting organ donation, Australia is seeking to improve its own rates, which lag behind the UK, US and other comparable nations.  The government is already undertaking  a review into the current organ and tissue donation and transplantation programme. One quote from the Lancet is perhaps timely: As Rafael Matesanz, Director of Spain's world-leading Organización Nacional de Trasplantes, recently reminded us, we should “…never blame the population. If people donate less, it must be something we have done wrong”” William  Isdale and I recently proposed Three Ethical Ways to Increase Organ Donation: no longer allowing a family veto where a patient has consented; financial incentives to consent; and non financial incentives to consent (such as higher priority as a recipient for those who are on the transplant list). On August 25, Peter Singer, Neera Bhatia William Isdale, Julian Koplin, and myself will be participating in a public event in Melbourne, Solving the Organ Crisis Ethically, where we will critically discuss the ethics of a range of options available to increase the organ supply in Australia. There are 1500 people waiting for an organ in Australia. Some of those will die, or become too ill to be an organ recipient, before an organ becomes available. How far should we go to address the organ shortage?
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Pope Francis, the Encyclical Laudato Si, Ethics, and Existential Risk - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

Pope Francis, the Encyclical Laudato Si, Ethics, and Existential Risk - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies | Ethics | Scoop.it
In June, the Vatican released Pope Francis’s much anticipated encyclical letter Laudato Si on the environment and humanity’s relationship with the natural world.
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Unethical Quote of the Week: Rosie O’Donnell

Unethical Quote of the Week: Rosie O’Donnell | Ethics | Scoop.it
This hateful discourse must stop, and the only way it will stop is if it is condemned by the allies and supporters of those who spew it. Continue reading →
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The Ethics of Bloodless Medicine - The New Yorker

The Ethics of Bloodless Medicine - The New Yorker | Ethics | Scoop.it
Jehovah’s Witnesses object to transfusion, but the attendant reasoning does not fall so far outside of the mainstream imagination.
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The perils of 'Big Data' without ethics

The perils of 'Big Data' without ethics | Ethics | Scoop.it
There’s no denying the power of big data analytics but the promised benefits do come at a price.
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Coffee: the Ethics Behind my Addiction

Coffee: the Ethics Behind my Addiction | Ethics | Scoop.it
We like to buy things. Having something that we can call ours by handing over a piece of paper or plastic is a small thrill that few will admit to having. We make purchases everyday, most of the ti...
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We have a moral obligation to donate organs

We have a moral obligation to donate organs | Ethics | Scoop.it
An organ donated by someone else could save your life. So why don't more people feel compelled to donate?
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The Right Thing: Reselling textbooks a lesson in ethics

The Right Thing: Reselling textbooks a lesson in ethics | Ethics | Scoop.it
As students head back to classes, the high cost of college textbooks is something I keep in mind when I create course syllabuses and determine required readings.
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New Ethics and Values Required | Ecology Global Network

New Ethics and Values Required | Ecology Global Network | Ethics | Scoop.it
Pope’s Encyclical Letter “Laudato Si’” or “On Care for Our Common Home,” requires a new set of ethics and values regarding climate change.
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Hackers Finally Post Stolen Ashley Madison Data

Hackers Finally Post Stolen Ashley Madison Data | Ethics | Scoop.it
The other shoe just dropped. The hackers who breached the cheating site AshleyMadison.com appeared to make good on their threat to expose customer data on Tuesday, dumping the stolen information online.
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Who's to blame when artificial intelligence systems go wrong?

Who's to blame when artificial intelligence systems go wrong? | Ethics | Scoop.it
With the mine becoming more automated, who is to blame when AI incidents occur: man or machine?
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How ethical investing went mainstream

How ethical investing went mainstream | Ethics | Scoop.it
Funds that use responsible investment strategies now account for half the managed fund industry. And they are outperforming as well.
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The ethics of autoplay video on Facebook: To play or not to play?

The ethics of autoplay video on Facebook: To play or not to play? | Ethics | Scoop.it
While autoplay may offer benefits in terms of engagement and video views, it poses issues for news outlets publishing stories featuring graphic or upsetting content.
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Business offers all-night delivery of dangerous party gas nitrous oxide

Business offers all-night delivery of dangerous party gas nitrous oxide | Ethics | Scoop.it
A controversial business is delivering the commonly abused gas nitrous oxide to late-night parties around Melbourne.
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More money goes to ethical investing

More money goes to ethical investing | Ethics | Scoop.it
According to the RIAA, ethical investments have grown by almost a quarter over the past year.
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The perils of 'Big Data' without ethics

The perils of 'Big Data' without ethics | Ethics | Scoop.it
There’s no denying the power of big data analytics but the promised benefits do come at a price.
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