What is Antinatalism?

Recent news of an Indian businessman, Raphael Samuel, suing his parents for giving birth to him has brought attention to a somewhat obscure philosophical position known as antinatalism. But what is antinatalism and what exactly…

What is Ethics? Pt 4: Virtue Ethics

While consequentialism and deontological ethics play a major role in shaping the debate around normative ethics, there is a third much older perspective regarding ethics that is enjoying contemporary resurgence. Called virtue ethics, this perspective…

What is Ethics? Pt 3: Normative Ethics

In the last post we covered metaethics, and in this post we’re going to cover normative ethics. Metaethics largely centered around the nature and meaning of ethics and moral content, but normative ethics more specifically…

What is Ethics? Pt 2: Issues in Metaethics

In this second post on ethics, we’ll be going into greater detail regarding topics in metaethics. What exactly is metaethics? To outsiders and newcomers to philosophy, metaethics is likely large, abstract, and counterintuitive. It has…

What is Ethics?

Moral philosophy is nothing else but the science of what is good, and evil, in the conversation, and society of mankind. Good, and evil, are names that signify our appetites, and aversions; which in different…