Questions of Morality
This section of CARMAE website is dedicated to questions related to moral issues we encounter in our lives, in our organisations, in our relationships with others, in public affairs, in international relations and many other contexts. We hope this section will make people stop and think about the ethical issues affecting them and affecting all of us. The alternative is moral blindness, a condition where ethical principles come always second place after profit or/and conformity with law, a condition that erode our trust in each other and in organisations and institutions.
Anyone can comment to our questions. Still, we will not accept absurd or immoral comments. We are responsible for what we publish here, and not just for our own texts, but also for the comments. So, we will filter any contribution for a better quality of our debates.
Some people claim there is no moral ground for economic contracts: the will of the parties and the law is sufficient. But the international labour regulations and guidelines are contrary to this position. So what do you think? Is mutual agreement a sufficient basis for unethical contracts?2015-08-03
Though there seems to find some benefit in developing autonomous weapons, is there sufficient moral ground to stop this process and avoid an AI arms race?2015-07-27
If we accept that animals have rights and that the animal rights are not a second level rights, it is difficult to say which option is morally acceptable. Such an extreme position is supported publicly by the activists of the Animal Rights Movement, but it seems there is a large consensus that the policeman should save the man and not the dog. Moreover, the current laws all around the world seem to sanction the policeman if he would do…2015-07-20
Is there a moral obligation to protect the lives of those affected by war in their own regions, not just when the end up on the shores of European countries? Is this moral obligation the same with the moral obligation that stands as the fundamental argument for humanitarian aid?2015-07-13
Is it morally acceptable to design and sell a product and after less than two years to put on the market a new, upgraded version and do the same after two more years, but at the same time to restrict the use of the 1st version by eliminating the support for its OS edition and its apps?2015-06-29
Is a company blameworthy for outsourcing its production in favor of a supplier from a country where human rights and labour international standards are not strictly observed or where political and social values are in contradiction with those publicly proclaimed by the company itself?2015-06-25