Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Triumph of the Will

This Leni Riefenstahl film, which became a propaganda tool for the Nazi party, challenges Oscar Wilde's contention that art is autonomous from morality. What do you think?

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Moral/ethical courage on MTV?

After comedian Russell Brand ridiculed the Jonas Brothers for their promise/purity rings during the MTV Video Music Awards, one of the presenters who followed, Jordin Sparks, had this to say:

Monday, September 8, 2008

WSU Vancouver Diversity Film Festival

If you go to this and post on our Google group your thoughtful comments about its relation to our discussions on ethics, I'll give you 10 extra credit points:

WSU Vancouver Diversity Film Festival 2008: Visions from the Inside
Presents an evening with Portland Filmmaker Andy Blubaugh

His films have showcased on the PBS program POV and LOGO Network’s The Short List, and have been selected to screen at numerous film festivals, including Sundance.

7pm, Wednesday
VADM 110

For more information on the Diversity Film Festival go to:

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Any ethical questions come to mind? Producers / consumers / players? What would such a storyline, played out in reality, mean to organized religion? ... Since I didn't get a chance to say it tonight, thanks to Jennifer Wheeler for spotting this one.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Plato's cave

Found this recent depiction of Plato's Cave, painted by Ken Stout in 2007.
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Blue pill or red pill?

"The Matrix" choice, the blue pill or the red pill? The blue will return Neo to life as before. The red will tell him the real nature of The Matrix. Sound familiar, Plato fans?

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Ethics in video games?

A condensed history of ethical developments in video games.




Super Mario Bros


Castle Wolfenstein

Mortal Kombat

Grand Theft Auto IV

Call of Duty IV