Happiness, empathy and social selfishness: reflections on moral conduct in Utilitarianism

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By Elize Jacinto Matos In utilitarian thought, the definition of morality will necessarily derive from articulation between sensitivity and rationality. The most immediate aggregation is with the Hobbesian model, where pain and pleasure are determining characteristics of cognition. The conception … Continued

Disaster ethics and the touching case of Thai boys trapped in a cave

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By Laís Silveira Santos Crisis, tragedies and disasters have very particular characteristics of uncertainty and require different relationships and responsibilities for their response and solution, with extremely difficult decision making. The philosopher Naomi Zack (2009) – one of the main … Continued