The Walking Dead

Last year, I wrote: I’d like to see what a surviving-a-day-at-a-time hero looks like. Whatever collection of writers can come up with that story and characterization will make a lot of money breaking with the current anti-hero conventions. More to the point, it might be good for us. Though we may [not] have had too… Continue reading The Walking Dead

Cloning isn’t about Genetic Identity: More on Procreation

Ever since I wrote negatively about the justice of procreation, I’ve been hoping that someone would come along and take the positive position. It’s the kind of argument about which one doesn’t quite want to be right. Sadly, there’ve been no takers. However, there’s recently been a spate of discussions on a more narrow topic… Continue reading Cloning isn’t about Genetic Identity: More on Procreation

Moral Malapropism: Particularism on Craig Ferguson

Late night television takes on moral particularism: via Peter Levine I’m still trying to get my head around Dancy’s view, so perhaps this post will be more confusing than it ought to be. Here’s the gist from the Stanford Encyclopedia: Moral Particularism, at its most trenchant, is the claim that there are no defensible moral principles,… Continue reading Moral Malapropism: Particularism on Craig Ferguson

Thinking about Procreative Rights and Duties

We are commonly understood to have a right to procreate. For instance, it is a clear violation of that right to coercively sterilize those judged unfit. However, there is some question whether this right includes the right to assistive reproductive technologies, and whether it is defeasible in any circumstances, i.e. whether we have a corresponding… Continue reading Thinking about Procreative Rights and Duties