Category Archives: Ethicist

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: How Do I Deal With a Gun at a Relative’s Home?

posted by Joshua on August 13, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, without imposing values, here is my take on today’s post, “How Do I Deal With a Gun at a Relative’s Home?” The patriarch of our large family came out of the closet as an elderly man nearing the end of his life; he[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: Can I Keep a Baby My Boyfriend Doesn’t Want?

posted by Joshua on August 6, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

kContinuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, without imposing values, here is my take on today’s post, “Can I Keep a Baby My Boyfriend Doesn’t Want?” I am 38 and accidentally pregnant. It turns out my boyfriend does not ever want children, never mind after just a few months of[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: Is It O.K. to Protest Trump by Withholding Taxes?

posted by Joshua on July 30, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, without imposing values, here is my take on today’s post, “Is It O.K. to Protest Trump by Withholding Taxes?” I am increasingly distressed by many of the things that the Trump administration is, and is not, doing. The president himself has declared that[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: Is It O.K. to Fire a Muslim Driver for Refusing to Carry Wine?

posted by Joshua on July 23, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, without imposing values, here is my take on today’s post, “Is It O.K. to Fire a Muslim Driver for Refusing to Carry Wine?” I hired a limo service to drive me to a dinner party at a friend’s house. On the way, I[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: Should I Tell Someone His Father-in-Law Is a Child Molester?

posted by Joshua on July 9, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, without imposing values, here is my take on today’s post, “Should I Tell Someone His Father-in-Law Is a Child Molester?” Many years ago, my middle-school science teacher was arrested and jailed for sexually molesting a female student. He was about 40 at the[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: Should I Help an Unjustly Fired Co-Worker?

posted by Joshua on June 25, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment, Relationships

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, without imposing values, here is my take on today’s post, “Should I Help an Unjustly Fired Co-Worker?” A work colleague, a level below me, has managed to succeed despite a pattern of bad performance. She doesn’t seek feedback early or take it well,[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: Should I Report the Biased Remarks of a Campus Cop?

posted by Joshua on June 18, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, without imposing values, here is my take on today’s post, “Should I Report the Biased Remarks of a Campus Cop?” I am a graduate student at a prestigious university in the rural United States. On a recent evening, I found myself locked out[…] Keep reading →