Common Sense Ethics is a philosophy and personal growth website for everyone. If you're interested in living a good life, becoming a better person and exploring the human condition, you'll feel right at home here!
Choosing to live well promotes happiness, integrity, and virtue - leading to a better world.
About Common Sense Ethics:
I started Common Sense Ethics in 2013 from a desire to unite philosophy with personal growth elements from the classical wisdom traditions and Jungian psychology movements. The goal is to create a holistic, practical framework for self growth and ethical personal conduct.
Analytic philosophy can be abstract and theoretical, and with the exception of the ancient Socratic and Stoic traditions, it tends to lack introspective dimensions common to the personal growth and psychology fields.
On the other hand, personal growth and self help resources often are superficial and arbitrary because they are not based on philosophy, religion, or the wisdom traditions. Self-help resources do not or incompletely focus on ethics, character, individual rights, responsibility, critical thinking, and personal conduct. These topics are often the focus of philosophical and religious sources.
Common Sense Ethics seeks to bridge this gap emphasizing the primacy of ethics, character, and personal conduct - drawing from diverse sources and written in a way that everyone understands.
New to Common Sense Ethics? Start here:
How to Tell Right From Wrong in 10 Seconds or Less
Stoicism and Stoic Reflective Practice:
The Secret to Happiness: Stoic Gratitude and the Art of Living
Knowing Yourself Better Questionnaire
How Introspection Can Teach You Everything You Need to Know About Yourself
Analytic Philosophy Articles:
Reconciling the the Subjectivism/Objectivism Distinction in Philosophical Ethics
Ethics in Popular Culture:
Breaking Bad's Secret Message: Actions Have Consequences
Evil in the Hearts of Men: Pacifism and Ethics in Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire
Solomon Kane: Must See Fantasy Flick About the Surprising Paradox of Nonviolence
Are Covert Manipulation Techniques Ethical?
Ethics and Politics:
What Everyone Needs to Know About Violence and Self Defense
Growing in Goodness:
Why Character is More Important Than Intellect
21 Traits of a Good Character
Bibliography: For a partial list of sources, please see my recommended reading list.
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