Category Archives: Ethics

The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History

Here are some highlights from this 2010 book by Samuel Moyn: * Historians of human rights approach their subject, in spite of its novelty, the way church historians once approached theirs. They regard the basic cause—much as the church historian … Continue reading

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Moral Acrobatics: How We Avoid Ethical Ambiguity by Thinking in Black and White

Here are some highlights from this 2021 book by psychologist Philippe Rochat: * Rare are the ultrastrict law abiders. The fact is that in all countries giving as little as possible to the taxman is a national sport. We tend … Continue reading

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Integrated: Living Beyond the Sex Trade (7-20-21)

00:00 Integrated: Living Beyond the Sex Trade by Deanna Lynn, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0995YDK3B/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1626170152&sr=8-3 03:00 Purchased: Leaving the Sex Trade By Deanna Lynn (12-8-20), https://lukeford.net/blog/?p=135668 04:00 Purchased: Leaving the Sex Trade By Deanna Lynn (9-2-20), https://lukeford.net/blog/?p=134246 06:00 The experience of being interviewed 24:00 … Continue reading

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The Professor Of Apologies (6-14-21)

00:00 My guest is professor Joshua M. Bentley, https://schieffercollege.tcu.edu/faculty_staff/josh-bentley/ 03:00 Talk radio 07:30 The role of radio in Joshua’s childhood 17:00 Not the Best: What Rush Limbaugh’s Apology to Sandra Fluke Reveals about Image Restoration Strategies on Commercial Radio, https://lukeford.net/blog/?p=139974 … Continue reading

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The Power Of The Situation To Shape Behavior

I’ve gone through my life idealizing and devaluing people. Many of those I’ve most admired, I’ve subsequently devalued. Others who I devalued, I came to admire. I’ve hated some people until I met them, and then I quickly found myself … Continue reading

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