ethics

Aristotle, polymath and philosopher for all seasons by Miguel A. Faria, MD

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Book Review
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Aristotle by John Herman RandallThis is a review of the book Aristotle by John Herman Randall, Jr., Easton Press leather bound edition (1990).

Book Review of Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler. Reviewed by Miguel A. Faria, MD

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Book Review
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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

I went to Communism as one goes to a spring of fresh water, and I left Communism as one clambers out of a poisoned river strewn with the wreckage of flooded cities and the corpses of the drowned. --- Arthur Koestler

The Nazi War on Tobacco and Cancer

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Medical Sentinel
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Article
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Wednesday, November 1, 2000

I was recently asked to review The Nazi War on Cancer by Robert N. Proctor for Ideas on Liberty. What follows here is a more extended critique of this scholarly but deeply disturbing book.

Religious morality in Western civilization — Part II: Secular man needing no religious guidance?

It has been argued that secular (non-religious) individuals and organizations display highly moral standards without belief in god or religion. Admittedly, this is true as far as organizations, such as Doctors Without Borders, but not necessarily true of the individuals who actually do the work, many of them are quiet or religious people operating with compassion under religious morality. These humanitarians keep their religion to themselves, although they might be working under the umbrella of a secular organization.

Religious morality in Western civilization — Part I: The twin pillars of the West

In the course and development of Western culture, the Judeo-Christian and the Graeco-Roman heritages became inextricably entwined becoming the twin pillars of Western civilization that have withstood the test of time. With the Hebrew experience, the Ten Commandments, the Old Testament, man was seen as having free will and having the capacity to do good or evil — i.e., develop moral conduct, for which he would be rewarded or punished in the afterlife.

Dr. Miguel Faria responds to Mr. N.M. Cullinan's letter in the Macon Telegraph

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Letter to the Editor
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Saturday, September 5, 2015

On Dismantling Christianity and the musings of Dr. Bill Cummings — False assumptions or deliberate misinterpretations?

Religious morality (and secular humanism) in Western civilization as precursors to medical ethics: A historic perspective

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Surgical Neurology International
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Article
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Abstract — In discussing bioethics and the formulation of neuroethics, the question has arisen as to whether secular humanism should be the sole philosophical guiding light, to the exclusion of any discussion (or even mention) of religious morality, in professional medical ethics. In addition, the question has arisen as to whether freedom or censorship should be part of medical (and neuroscience) journalism.

Epidemic Diseases and Public Health

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Journal of the Medical Association of Georgia
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Editorial
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Wednesday, May 3, 1995

And I looked, and behold, a pale horse; and his name that sat on him was Death.
Revelation 6:8

Philosophic Ramblings (Part I): Morality and Society

The study of the nature of reality leads to the Medieval argument (conflict) between Realists and Nominalists. I will defer further discussion on that controversy for now, and instead, deal with more contemporary philosophies.

Pragmatism or Idealism

The Myth of Moral Neutrality Medicine is a Moral Activity: But whose Morals rule?

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John Patrick, MB, BS, MRCP, MD (Lond, UK)
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Feature Article
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Summer 1996
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1
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2

Introduction

Morality, Religion, and Natural Law

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Nathaniel S. Lehrman, MD
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Correspondence
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Summer 1997
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2
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3

Dear Editor,

Dr. Jane M. Orient’s emphasis on morality’s importance in medicine (Medical Sentinel, Spring 1997) is characteristically on target. Her reminding us that religion created that morality is also vitally important. But she may err in seeing that morality as based on objective “natural law” rather than on something quite different: objective, religiously- and historically-defined Moral Law.

Why the Decline in American Education (and Morals)

Author: 
Miguel A. Faria, Jr., MD
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Editor's Corner
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Winter 1997
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2
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1

Is Insufficient Spending the Culprit?

The Oath of Hippocrates --- Is It Relevant?

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Franklin E. Payne, MD
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Feature Article
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March/April 1998
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3
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2

The crisis of American medicine is not tobacco, AIDS, silicone implants, the Gulf War Syndrome, breast or other forms of cancer, physician-assisted suicide, euthanasia, licensure, medical care for the poor, or any other specific medical or ethical issue. The crisis of American medicine is far greater than any one of these problems, indeed it is far greater than all of them combined, because the answers to these problems do not come from within them but from medical ethics.

News Capsules (March/April 2000)

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Compiled by Medical Sentinel Editors
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News Capsules
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March/April 2000
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5
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2

Economics, Ethics, and Physician-Assisted Suicide

The Nazi War on Tobacco and Cancer

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Miguel A. Faria, Jr., MD
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October 22, 2016
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Editor's Corner
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November/December 2000
Volume Number: 
5
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6

I was recently asked to review The Nazi War on Cancer by Robert N. Proctor for Ideas on Liberty. What follows here is a more extended critique of this scholarly but deeply disturbing book.

A civic duty and a historic parallel

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Macon Telegraph
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Commentary
Published Date: 
Sunday, June 5, 2011

Macon Telegraph journalist Charles Richardson, former Mercer University President, Dr. Kirby Godsey, and Mercer Law Professor David Oedel have all brought interesting points to the discussion of the problem of education and ethics. I believe this is a problem -- not just affecting Georgia and Bibb County -- but also the nation. And, in contemporary society, it goes deeper than educational methodology and throwing money at the problem.

Overdose of Socialism

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The New American
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Article
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Monday, June 21, 1999

On June 23, 1995, a swarm of armed men invaded the Mason, West Virginia medical office of Dr. Danny R. Westmoreland. With their guns drawn, the intruders ordered everyone, including a nine-year-old child, to stand against a wall while the office was ransacked. The marauders were agents of the federal "health police," and they had violated the sanctuary of Dr. Westmoreland's office - which is also his home - and terrorized patients at gunpoint in order to execute a search warrant against the physician.

Federal Assault



Diary of Dreams performs at the 2016 M’era Luna festival in Hildesheim, Germany. M’era Luna, “one of the biggest dark music events in Germany,” is held each year on the second weekend in August. Close to 25,000 people attend the festival annually to hear gothic, metal and industrial music performed on two large festival-style stages.