Why be nice?
Kindness and selflessness are widespread among both humans and animals. Many people donate to charity and feel significantly happier as a direct result of doing so. In the animal kingdom, many species show kindness by refraining from violence when settling conflicts. Instead they may use comparatively harmless fighting conventions. The benefits gained from receiving kindness […]
Do nothing, Ethics, God, Good, Good-Bad
Being a psychopath. “Saving” people?
New research shows that people would sacrifice one person to save a larger group of people – and in addition, the force with which they carry out these actions could be predicted by psychopathic traits. The study, led by the University of Plymouth, compared what people ‘said’ they would do with what they actually ‘did’ […]
Babemba. Forgiving. Being inherently good. Being afraid to deal with evil…
In an African tribe, when someone makes something wrong, they put him in the center of the village and for 2 days they tell him all the good things he has done. They believe that people are inherently good and that every bad thing they say is just a cry out for help… (1) The […]
The Source of Ethics
This article presents the basic principles of ethics philosophy in an understandable way for everyone to read. From Aristotle to Kant and from Kant to post-modern philosophers, ethics is one of the most interesting subjects of philosophy that is closely related to our everyday lifes. Knowing “why” one thing is “Bad” or another is “Good” can be of great importance…
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