Tag: ethics

Befehl ist befehl?

Ever heard the defense “we were only following orders” used by the accused at the Nuremberg trials in 1945–1946? This is known as “superior orders,” a plea in a court of law that a person is not guilty for actions that were ordered by a superior officer or official. In German, the phrase……


On Philosophy, ethics and prejudice

I studied Philosophy as an undergrad. Philosophy is defined as: a love and pursuit of wisdom by intellectual means and moral self-discipline. As an academic discipline, it falls under the university Science and Liberal Arts curriculum and consists of logic, ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics and epistemology.

I regularly attended Philosophy colloquiums, where professors……