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A Philosophy of Food as Medicine  The Wall Street Journal

“Let food be your medicine,” said the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates in the 4th century B.C. But he probably didn't envisage a world in which people would ...

Anita Silvers, an SF State philosophy professor and advocate for the disabled, dies at 78  San Francisco Chronicle

Anita Silvers, a San Francisco State philosophy professor, author and a force in making life more accessible for disabled people, died this month at age 78.

Duke to Recognize Inaugural Philosophy of Physics Award Winner During Workshop  Duke Today

A new award celebrating excellence in philosophy of physics will be presented during a free, two-day campus event where the winner will be the featured ...

Confronting Philosophy’s Anti-Semitism  The New York Times

Should we continue to teach thinkers like Kant, Voltaire and Hume without mention of the harmful prejudices they helped legitimize?

On Failing to be a Philosopher | Issue 131  Philosophy Now

There are many ways of failing to be a philosopher. The most efficient is not to bother being a philosopher in the first place. It is the strategy of choice for the vast ...

Next to Stacey Abrams, Biden’s philosophy looks flawed and dated  The Washington Post

When you're running in a presidential primary against 75 other candidates, you have to do something to stand out. So likely presidential candidate Joe Biden, ...

How One Mother's Beauty Philosophy Became a Powerful Family Bond  TownandCountrymag.com

If there's one thing sure to divide generations of women, it's beauty. What works for a 34-year-old rarely works for a 62-year-old, too; styles change over time just ...

Philosophers and neuroscientists join forces to see whether science can solve the mystery of free will  Science Magazine

Philosophers have spent millennia debating whether we have free will, without reaching a conclusive answer. Neuroscientists optimistically entered the field in ...

Chris Ballard breaks down Colts' free agency philosophy, recent visits  Indianapolis Star

Indianapolis has now moved on to the back end of free agency, searching for value plays among the players still available.

Eastern philosophy books: 7 essential reads  Big Think

Ancient eastern philosophy unravels the Tao, Zen and other holistic ways of thinking about the self and the universe. These are the best eastern philosophy ...

Seminoles' "win by committee" philosophy paying dividends  WCTV

All season long, Florida State head coach Leonard Hamilton has talked about his team's quality of depth. FSU infamously doesn't have a 'starting rotation,' and ...

Is Philosophy Still The Friend Of Wisdom? | Issue 131  Philosophy Now

If becoming wise involves making effective choices that lead to a morally improved life, it should then follow that philosophy – that rational search for wisdom ...

Karl Marx: Man & Mind | Issue 131  Philosophy Now

Matt Qvortrup argues that Marx still inspires those longing for a better world.

MIT's Kieran Setiya, Author of Midlife: A Philosophical Guide, to Deliver New York Institute of Philosophy's Biennial Lecture: “Public Philosophy”—April 5  NYU News

Kieran Setiya, a professor of philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will deliver the 2019 New York Institute of Philosophy Biennial Lecture, ...

In Aristotle's Garden, NY Professor Finds Philosophy, Too  The National Herald

ATHENS – As he perused the ancient site of Aristotle's Lyceum, opened to the public only in 2014 after being excavated in 1996, Simon Critchley, an English ...

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Consequentialism (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Consequentialism, as its name suggests, is the view that normative properties depend only on consequences. This general approach can be applied at different levels to different normative properties of different kinds of things, but the most prominent example is consequentialism about the moral rightness of acts, which holds that whether an act is morally right depends only on the consequences ...

Consequentialism | Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Consequentialism. Consequentialism is the view that morality is all about producing the right kinds of overall consequences. Here the phrase “overall consequences” of an action means everything the action brings about, including the action itself.

BBC - Ethics - Introduction to ethics: Consequentialism
Consequentialism says that right or wrong depend on the consequences of an act, and that the more good consequences are produced, the better the act.

Consequentialism - Wikipedia
Consequentialism is the class of normative ethical theories holding that the consequences of one's conduct are the ultimate basis for any judgment about the rightness or wrongness of that conduct. Thus, from a consequentialist standpoint, a morally right act (or omission from acting) is one that will produce a good outcome, or consequence.

ethics | Origins, History, Theories, & Applications ...
Ethics, also called moral philosophy, the discipline concerned with what is morally good and bad, right and wrong. The term is also applied to any system or theory of moral values or principles.

Consequentialism | ethics | Britannica.com
Consequentialism: Consequentialism, In ethics, the doctrine that actions should be judged right or wrong on the basis of their consequences. The simplest form of consequentialism is classical (or hedonistic) utilitarianism, which asserts that an action is right or wrong according to whether it maximizes the net

Consequentialism | Definition of Consequentialism by ...
: the theory that the value and especially the moral value of an act should be judged by the value of its consequences

A New Argument Against Rule Consequentialism
Ethic Theory Moral Prac (2008) 11:247–261 DOI 10.1007/s10677-007-9083-5 A New Argument Against Rule Consequentialism Christopher Woodard Accepted: 8 August 2007 / Published online: 11 October 2007 # Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 2007 Abstract We best understand Rule Consequentialism as a theory of pattern-based reasons, since it claims that we have reasons to perform some action ...

Non-Consequentialism and Its Divisions
Normative Ethical Theories are general approaches or strategies to moral deliberation and decision-making. They are future oriented as well as past oriented. As future-oriented, they provide us with guidelines for decision-making; as past-oriented, they provide criteria for evaluation of choices or decisions already made.

Act utilitarianism - Wikipedia
Act utilitarianism is a utilitarian theory of ethics which states that a person's act is morally right if and only if it produces the best possible results in that specific situation. Classical utilitarians, including Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill, and Henry Sidgwick, define happiness as pleasure and the absence of pain.. Overview. To understand how act utilitarianism works, compare the ...