Category: Ethics

Journalism Ethics and Standards

This wiki site is a nice introduction to what Journalism standards are and the common elements of ethical issues in Journalism, notably: harm principle. It gives examples of ethical issues for instance can a journalist reveal a source of information after guaranteeing confidentiality if the source proves to be unreliable? The main concern with this […]

Censorship in New Zealand

This is a useful site for students regarding censorship, including the legal aspects, history, and how censorship works. It is an overview resource, not particularly in depth but a good place to begin when discussing censorship as an ethical issue.

The Power of Myth

Title: The Power of Myth Author: Campbell, Joseph Publisher: Anchor Books Location: New York ISBN: 0-385-41886-8 Joseph Campbell is often regarded as one of the preeminent scholars of world mythology. George Lucas credited him with influencing Star Wars. The Power of Myth is in the form of a dialogue between Campbell and Bill Moyers which […]

The Ethics of DIY Enhancement

Is it morally acceptable to attempt to enhance yourself by self-experimentation? Anders Sandberg discusses the ethics surrounding Lepht Anonym, a DIY biohacker who modifies her own body in an attempt to augment it. The article is accompanied by a link to a lecture by Lepht Anonym explaining what she does.

Native American Traditions

Title: Native American Traditions Editor: Versluis, Arthur Publisher: Element Books Limited Location: Brisbane Date: 1994 ISBN: 1-85230-572-X An abundance of colourful illustrations and insightful text characterise this introduction to the indigenous people of the New World. Its scope covers the entire span of the Americas from Eskimo to southern Incans. There is a strong focus […]

Confucius and the Golden Rule

Title: Confucius: The Golden Rule Editor: Freedman, Russell Publisher: Scholastic Press Location: New York ISBN: 0439139570 A short illustrated introduction to the life and philosophy of Confucius which is suitable for both teenagers and adults. Confucius was the most influential Chinese philosopher in history.

Bhagavad Gita for Westerners

Title: The Bhagavad Gita: A walkthrough for Westerners Editor: Hawley, Jack Publisher: New World Library Location: Novato, California Date: 2001 ISBN: 1577311477 This translation of the Gita is slightly more dramatized than most. It reads a bit like a novella which would make it easier for a younger audience to assimilate. However, it retains the […]