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Rational egoism is a particular brand of ethical egoism that claims the promotion of one’s own interest is always in accordance with reason. Rational egoism, also called rational selfishness, is the principle that an action is rational if and only if it maximizes one’s self-int...

In its classic forms, American Exceptionalism refers to the special character of the United States as a uniquely free nation based on democratic ideals and personal liberty. Ronald Reagan characterized the U.S. as a “shining city upon a hill.” America is a place where many seek...

Most Americans believe marijuana should be allowed for medical purposes, with a majority of the states passing such laws. However, only eight states and D.C. have passed laws permitting its use for recreational purposes. The numbers are likely to grow given the results of a Gal...

June 14, 2017

Medical Ethics and the "Do No Harm" Principle

Morality depends on the cognitive dimension of our behavior or our thought processes – the way we conceptualize right or wrong and make decisions and reason about how we should behave. Moral issues concern both behavior and conduct....

November 8, 2016

Get Out and Hold Your Nose, and then Vote!

Here’s the good news. Our long national nightmare is over tomorrow. Tomorrow I can wash off the muck of the presidential campaign and go back to watching true reality TV rather than the one which has played out since June 2015 when Dona...

October 28, 2016

Top 100 Philosophy Blogs Every Philosopher Must Follow

I am honored to let you know my Ethics Sage Blog was included in the top 100 philosophy blogs at #49.

Steven Mintz, aka Ethics Sage, posted on October 28, 2016. 

October 20, 2016

Responsible Behavior Shoved Aside for Biased Reporting

The media has been referred to as “The Fourth Estate” with the important function of being the news media – “the press” – and serving as the eyes and ears of the public. The traditional print and media reporting has been vie...

October 18, 2016

Private versus Public Positions of Candidates Raise Questions About Their Commitment to Honesty and Transparency

I have criticized Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for their lack of character. Both seem to have only a passing acquaintance with the truth and integrity. They seem...

October 13, 2016

Trump and Clinton have discarded their Moral Compass -- if they ever had one 

I can’t recall a presidential election when the two candidates fell so short of being an ethical person. On the one hand we have Donald Trump who has made crude remarks about others and seemingly has n...

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