Blog Archives for October 2011

Egyptian man sentenced to 3 years in jail for blasphemy

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
October 24, 2011

A 23-year-old Egyptian man has been sentenced to three years in prison, with hard labor, for "insulting Islam" in postings on his Facebook wall.

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Massimo Pigliucci on ethics

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
October 17, 2011

Massimo Pigliucci, philosopher at the City University of New York, writes a series of seven essays discussing ethics on his blog Rationally Speaking.

The ethics of drone warfare

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
October 07, 2011

Is there, or should there be, an ethical distinction between launching missiles from half a world away and sending fighter jets to carry out such an attack?

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