morality


Homosexuality: Moral or Immoral?

November 28, 2013

In this episode of Reason at Large, Craig Biddle answers a question from Kyle: “What is the moral status of homosexuality? Is it moral, immoral or neutral? And why are some people gay? Is sexual orientation inborn or a choice or what?” In answering, Biddle explains that sexual orientation per. . . Continue »


The Virtue of Honesty

August 14, 2013

Author’s note: The following is a section on the virtue of honesty from chapter 6 of my book Loving Life: The Morality of Self-Interest and the Facts that Support It (Richmond: Glen Allen Press, 2002). The book is an introduction to Ayn Rand’s morality of rational egoism. Honesty “is the. . . Continue »



Why Capitalism is Moral

April 19, 2013

In the latest episode of Reason at Large, I answer a question from Jason: “You’ve written and spoken at length about why capitalism is the only moral social system, and I find your arguments very convincing. But in daily conversations with people, I don’t have an hour to make the. . . Continue »


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The Is-Altruism Dichotomy

February 1, 2013

In this first episode of Reason at Large, I discuss the so-called “is-ought dichotomy” and show that the reason most secular philosophers and intellectuals—including so­-called “New Atheists” and “secular humanists”—have been unable to bridge the “is­-ought gap” is that they have not been trying to derive the principles of morality. . . Continue »