Tag: ethics

Befehl ist befehl?

Ever heard the defense “we were only following orders,” which the accused at the Nuremberg trials in 1945–1946 were not allowed to use? 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…….


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……