April 1, 2014 5:18 pm
The “Iliad” may be a giant of Western literature, yet its plot hinges on a human impulse normally thought petty: spite.
July 3, 2013 2:52 pm
A couple professors sound off about the ethics of transplanting one human’s head onto another human’s body.
June 24, 2013 1:15 pm
When it comes to topics like abortion or assisted suicide, there seems to be no common ground between conservatives and liberals.
June 20, 2013 1:39 pm
Edmund D. Pellegrino, a physician and former Catholic University president who was a leading figure in bioethics, a field of inquiry that has pushed doctors, patients and society at large to confront essential quandaries of caring for the sick, died June 13 at his home in Bethesda.
May 23, 2013 2:25 pm
Do ethicists engage in better moral behavior than other professors? The answer is no.
February 22, 2013 12:17 pm
Arber Tasimi is a 23-year-old researcher at Yale University’s Infant Cognition Center, where he studies the moral inclinations of babies—how the littlest children understand right and wrong, before language and culture exert their deep influence.
April 20, 2012 12:14 pm
What does invoking Nazism accomplish? I decided to pose the question to bioethicist Arthur Caplan, who has written a lot about the subject and who was kind enough to lend his insights to me last week. “Some use it as a kind of rhetorical attention grabber,” he said. “In bioethical debate, it is a discussion ender – it shuts off debate. It’s evil incarnate, end of story.”