Part 4 of a series of retreat talks by Ken McLeod. He clarifies an approach to life based on identifying and addressing imbalance and avoiding attachment.
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How do you use your electronic devices without ruining relationships? It’s not easy.
Some people covertly text while on dates. Others use their BlackBerry in undisclosed locations. And some people multitask at home.
Here, a few lessons in modern mobile manners from people who have firsthand experience.
Q&A Radio: Sunday, 26 May 2013, Question 1
I answered a question on the ethics of open relationships on Philosophy in Action Radio on 26 May 2013. You can listen to or download the podcast segment below – or check out the whole episode.
Can open relationships be moral? Can it ever be moral to have sex with someone else while in a relationship, assuming that you’re honest with everyone involved? If not, why not? If so, what might be some of the pitfalls to be aware of? For example, should the criteria for selecting sexual partners be stricter than if you were single? How should you navigate the tricky territory of opening a previously closed relationship? My Answer, In Brief: Open relationships can be beneficial for certain people in certain contexts. Yet they have major pitfalls, and people need to be very aware of those dangers before opening their relationship to multiple partners.