Presidents Club dinner: why good deeds never justify bad actions
Anh Quan Nguyen in The Conversation, on moral licensing.
Non-consequentialist criteria imply that it is not wrong to give to at least some of the charities that Singer and other effective altruists recommend, even when this comes with significant risk of doing harm.
Population Ethics and Indeterminacy
How should we compare a decrease in average quality of life with a gain in population size? Can invoking indeterminacy help solve the difficult theoretical problems in population ethics?
Practical Philosophy: A Historical Introduction
Excerpt from John Haldane’s *Practical Philosophy: Ethics, Culture and Society* (2009) ‘Introduction’.
Scots thinkers who forged new democracy from the colonies
An article by John Haldane that first appeared in the Scotsman newspaper in 2008.
Extract from Chapter 1 of past Knox Lecturer Neil MacCormick’s short book *Who’s Afraid of a European Constitution?* (2005).