To what extent can moral dilemmas have right and wrong answers?

In this blog, I will investigate the metaethical notion of objectively ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ answers in reference to moral dilemmas. I will analyse the arguments against realism such as scepticism, moral disagreement, and cultural relativism, concluding that moral dilemmas have relative, not objective, answers. Ultimately, one’s answer to this question lies in the definition ofContinue reading “To what extent can moral dilemmas have right and wrong answers?”

The Insanity Defence: Is ‘Wrongness’ Legal or Moral?

‘Madness’ became a complete defence regarding criminal charges as early as the time of Edward III in the 14th Century. In the following centuries, prominent legal treatise shifted from the ‘knowledge of good or evil’ test, to the ‘wild beast test’ in the eighteenth century. Courts then settled on the M’Naghten rules in 1843, byContinue reading “The Insanity Defence: Is ‘Wrongness’ Legal or Moral?”

What The 2022 Midterms Mean For And About America: An Historical Perspective

With the midterms all but over, many Americans who feared a red wave are justly rejoicing over this historic result. And, in the rejoicing, hot takes abound about what carried the day for the Democrats. There’s even a palpable hope that Trump and the MAGA movement may be done for. But there’s also the factContinue reading “What The 2022 Midterms Mean For And About America: An Historical Perspective”

An American’s Journey Through the Life of Gandhi: Part 1

Family, Food, and Faith I have to admit that I am often hesitant to read the autobiographical works of great men, for I find it off-putting to see their awareness of their own greatness (e.g. Caesar). Gandhi starts his work by vowing to be humble. No disrespect to him, but I was a bit skepticalContinue reading “An American’s Journey Through the Life of Gandhi: Part 1”