This seemingly simple theme was chosen by the group attending Socrates Café at Ethical on Monday. We began by exploring who the OTHER may be. Most expressed a greater sense […]
Death: does it really exist?
Here’s a recap of our recent discussion on Death: does it really exist? There are two schools of thought about the distinction between living and non-living. One sees these two […]
The Issue of a Professor’s Prerogative
Should a biology professor be allowed to not write a letter of recommendation to a premedical student who doesn’t believe in the theory of evolution? The topic came from an […]
Public Lives and Private Morality: Whose Business is it anyway?
A baker’s dozen of Ethical Culturists and others chose the above topic on our first Summer Sunday with Socrates. A lively, 90 minutes discussion ensued. Much of the focus was […]
Is Doing the Greatest Good for the Greatest Number the Right Thing?
A frosty but warm-hearted group gathered and decided to discuss if utilitarianism made sense. We began with a simple formulation of that ethical view, as mentioned in the title, but […]
Is it Ever Right to Impose our Cultural Beliefs on Others?
“Circumcision” vs. “Mutilation” By Richard Bernstein A dozen gathered on a fine May evening to discuss if the appropriate attitude about garbage strewn streets and female circumcision should be acceptance, […]