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An ASW Theory of Knowledge page for students to create a resource bank of ToK ideas for essays and presentations.
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I watch therefore I am: seven movies that teach us key philosophy lessons

I watch therefore I am: seven movies that teach us key philosophy lessons | Ethics | Scoop.it
The dilemma in chilling new drama Force Majeure raises philosophical quandaries, but it’s not the first film to do so. Memento, Ida and It’s A Wonderful Life all address the Big Questions
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Unkind Architecture: Designing Against the Homeless » Sociological Images

Unkind Architecture: Designing Against the Homeless » Sociological Images | Ethics | Scoop.it
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Are we a helping society or a hurting society? Are we an empathetic society or narcissistic society? Are we a society that reaches for others or pushes them away?

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James Watson is auctioning off his Nobel Prize. Please do not bid on it

James Watson is auctioning off his Nobel Prize. Please do not bid on it | Ethics | Scoop.it

Jim Watson is one of the most important scientists of the 20th century. He is also a peevish bigot.


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Would it be unethical to give birth on Mars? And other questions of astronaut bioethics

Would it be unethical to give birth on Mars? And other questions of astronaut bioethics | Ethics | Scoop.it

Reproducing in space, lifeboat problems, and other ethical quandaries that could arise if we travel to Mars.


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Should we care about inequality? Let's ask a philosopher

Should we care about inequality? Let's ask a philosopher | Ethics | Scoop.it

Here is what the venerable Jean-Jacques Rousseau can tell us.


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Do folktales evolve like biological species?

Do folktales evolve like biological species? | Ethics | Scoop.it

What Little Red Riding Hood teaches us about the spread of folklore around the world.


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Moral Men Vs Immoral Society?

Moral Men Vs Immoral Society? | Ethics | Scoop.it

Long ago a prominent and still respected American thinker, Reinhold Niebuhr, with a hint of bitterness noted that the considerable moral and political confusion of his day was due to a failure to draw a sharp distinction between the moral and social behavior of individuals and of social groups (national, racial and economic). This argument has its grounds. Even non-expert observations could grasp that sometimes collective political agencies take measures or adopt policies which the individual ethics or consciousness would find repugnant. Or, they harness the emotive potential of individual ethics to justify deeds which are rooted in the much more interest-driven rationality of their own.

These days, in the midst of perplexingly intermingling voices on the possible attack on Syria, we witness the same old discursive overlaps

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WATCH: The Hidden Cost Of Bangladesh's Garment Industry

WATCH: The Hidden Cost Of Bangladesh's Garment Industry | Ethics | Scoop.it
Retailers, labor unions and government organizations started talks in Geneva last week to discuss compensation for the victims of two recent factory accidents in Bangladesh.

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Is Facebook the new opium of the masses? Social media and real political change – Opinion – ABC Religion & Ethics (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Is Facebook the new opium of the masses? Social media and real political change – Opinion – ABC Religion & Ethics (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Ethics | Scoop.it

There is a Marxist-influenced reading of history which insists that there is an essential connection between history and technological advancement - that, to put it a little differently, change in social and political conditions follows from change in material conditions. So, for instance, the stirrup led to the rise of feudalism, the printing press led to the Reformation, newspapers give rise to the imagined community of the nation-state, industrialisation brought about the proletariat and heralded the possibility of socialism. And Facebook heralds - well, heralds what exactly?


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The ethics of 8 minute admissions decisions

The ethics of 8 minute admissions decisions | Ethics | Scoop.it

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USFCA professor Ruth A. Starkman writes on holistic admissions and the questions raised about who gets selected, how and why.


"Why was he not top-ranked by the 'world’s premier public university,' as Berkeley calls itself? Perhaps others had perfect grades and scores? They did indeed. Were they ranked higher? Not necessarily. What kind of student was ranked higher? Every case is different. ...It’s an extreme version of the American non-conversation about race."


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Andrea Mozqueda's curator insight, October 17, 2013 12:14 PM

SInce I am applying for graduate school at the moment, this article was very helpful for me! I believe it is crucial for students to learn how admissions counselors review applications and ethics can play a huge role in their process.

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Does art help the economy?

Does art help the economy? | Ethics | Scoop.it

Fearing budget cuts, Britain's culture secretary made an unusual case: that art begets economic growth.


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More Than Human? The Ethics of Biologically Enhancing Soldiers

More Than Human? The Ethics of Biologically Enhancing Soldiers | Ethics | Scoop.it
Our ability to "upgrade" the bodies of soldiers through drugs, implants, and exoskeletons may be outstripping the ethical norms of war as we've understood them.

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Why did Fox blur out Picasso's naughty bits?

Why did Fox blur out Picasso's naughty bits? | Ethics | Scoop.it

A news broadcast censored Picasso's auction-record-breaking masterpiece.


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I am a ToK teacher in Poland and this page is to help my students create a resource bank of ToK thoughts and knowledge issues.
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Charlie Hebdo offends — and we must defend its right to do so

Charlie Hebdo offends — and we must defend its right to do so | Ethics | Scoop.it

Freedom of expression is absolute or it is nothing at all.


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Some of psychology's most influential studies were also completely unethical

Some of psychology's most influential studies were also completely unethical | Ethics | Scoop.it

Researchers trained a baby to fear harmless objects. And that's not all.


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America's long and gruesome history of botched executions

America's long and gruesome history of botched executions | Ethics | Scoop.it

For his new book, Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and America’s Death Penalty, Austin Sarat, a professor of jurisprudence and political science at Amherst College researched the history of botched executions in the United States. And there have been plenty.


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How will life extension transform punishment?

How will life extension transform punishment? | Ethics | Scoop.it

What happens to life sentences if the human lifespan is radically extended? A philosopher talks about future punishment


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American education isn't mediocre — it's deeply unequal

American education isn't mediocre — it's deeply unequal | Ethics | Scoop.it

Students in Massachusetts are doing great compared to their international peers, according to the National Center for Educational Statistics. Students in Alabama, Mississippi, and D.C., however, are languishing.


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Are We Hard-Wired to Enjoy Cheating? : DNews

Are We Hard-Wired to Enjoy Cheating? : DNews | Ethics | Scoop.it
Is there an evolutionary explanation for conning others?

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Technology moves faster than ethics

Technology moves faster than ethics | Ethics | Scoop.it
Tech changes out-pace spiritual foundations for their ethical use.

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How can sports keep up with consent change, and who draws the line on a product that some say is an unfair advantage?

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Ethics For The Future By John Scales Avery

Ethics For The Future By John Scales Avery | Ethics | Scoop.it

The crisis of civilization, which we face today, has been produced by the rapidity with which science and technology have developed. Our institutions and ideas adjust too slowly to the change. The great challenge which history has given to our generation is the task of building new international political structures, which will be in harmony with modern technology. We must abolish war and stabilize the global population. At the same time, we must develop a new global ethic, which will replace our narrow loyalties by loyalty to humanity as a whole. 


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The Ethics Coach on Practicing What You Preach

The Ethics Coach on Practicing What You Preach | Ethics | Scoop.it
Our ethics expert answers questions about online games, employee pay and more.

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Cyberskin Will Give You Real-Life Spidey Sense

Cyberskin Will Give You Real-Life Spidey Sense | Ethics | Scoop.it

Recently developed cyberskin will one day give robots a sense of touch, and humans enhanced perception. When it does, we’ll need to be prepared for the ethical questions that come with it.


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