How Do We Respond to Moral Failures?


Over on the Patheos Atheist Channel, Dan Fincke of Forward Thinking asks an interesting question....How and when (if ever) should we take it upon ourselves to punish someone in our lives for a moral failure? How does this vary depending on various possible relationships we might have to the the morally guilty party? Consider, for example, how or whether we might punish our friends, our partners, our parents, our colleagues, strangers we encounter, etc. What sorts of values and principles … [Read more...]