Category Archives: Ethicist

The Ethicist: Why Does a Creepy Co-Worker Keep Getting a Pass?

on June 17, 2018 in Ethicist

My series answering the New York Times’ Ethicist column with an active, leadership approach instead of an analytical, philosophical perspective continues with “Why Does a Creepy Co-Worker Keep Getting a Pass?”. I’ve been at my job for about a year. The company I work for has grown recently, so there are many new staff members, a majority of whom are young women in their mid-20s, like me. One of my[…] Keep reading →

The Ethicist: Should I Tell My Hosts About My Medical Marijuana?

on June 3, 2018 in Ethicist

My series answering the New York Times’ Ethicist column with an active, leadership approach instead of an analytical, philosophical perspective continues with “Should I Tell My Hosts About My Medical Marijuana?”. I have developed a non-life-threatening medical condition that is incurable and has only limited conventional therapy. Symptoms appear at night with torturous pain. The physician-prescribed remedies are not working well. After reviewing online articles and discussion with one physician,[…] Keep reading →

The Ethicist: Should I Go to a College I’ve Been Admitted to as a Legacy?

on May 27, 2018 in Ethicist

My series answering the New York Times’ Ethicist column with an active, leadership approach instead of an analytical, philosophical perspective continues with “Should I Go to a College I’ve Been Admitted to as a Legacy?”. I am currently a senior in high school and am lucky enough to have been admitted to a prestigious private university. I’m strongly considering attending this school because of its excellent academics and the other[…] Keep reading →

The Ethicist: Can I Make My Company Take a Stand on Guns?

on May 20, 2018 in Ethicist

My series answering the New York Times’ Ethicist column with an active, leadership approach instead of an analytical, philosophical perspective continues with “Can I Make My Company Take a Stand on Guns?”. I live in Europe and work for a company based in the United States. I’m increasingly uncomfortable with the rate of gun violence and mass shootings in the United States, and I would like my company to take[…] Keep reading →

The Ethicist: How Can I Make My Colleague Stop Stealing?

on May 13, 2018 in Ethicist

My series answering the New York Times’ Ethicist column with an active, leadership approach instead of an analytical, philosophical perspective continues with “How Can I Make My Colleague Stop Stealing?”. I work at a small college and have a tenured colleague who routinely misuses college funds. He charges the department for expenses that are clearly personal. I’ve heard he buys his kids’ school supplies through the office Staples account, bought[…] Keep reading →

The Ethicist: What if Our Son’s Birth Mother Wants a Relationship With Him — but Not Us?

on May 6, 2018 in Ethicist

My series answering the New York Times’ Ethicist column with an active, leadership approach instead of an analytical, philosophical perspective continues with “What if Our Son’s Birth Mother Wants a Relationship With Him — but Not Us?”. We adopted our son about 25 years ago, when “open adoptions” were still a novel idea. We were fortunate enough to meet and spend time with our son’s birth parents and be present[…] Keep reading →

The Ethicist: I’m a 73-Year-Old Cancer Survivor. Can I Accept a Kidney?

on April 29, 2018 in Ethicist

My series answering the New York Times’ Ethicist column with an active, leadership approach instead of an analytical, philosophical perspective continues with “I’m a 73-Year-Old Cancer Survivor. Can I Accept a Kidney?”. Over the past eight years I underwent two stem-cell transplants, each preceded by intense chemotherapy. My oncologist believes I am probably cured. The chemotherapy damaged my kidneys to the point that I am now on dialysis, and other[…] Keep reading →

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