Ethics


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Political Philosophy
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Idea/Stories & Literature

The only line comedy shouldn’t cross is the no-laughter line

Casey Michael Henry

Idea/Politics & Government

Why bureaucrats matter in the fight to preserve the rule of law

Melissa Lane

Idea/Social Psychology

Dishonesty gets easier on the brain the more you do it

Neil Garrett

Idea/Ethics

Why I am not going to buy a cellphone

Philip Reed

Idea/Ethics

There is a moral argument for keeping great apes in zoos

Richard Moore

Idea/Technology & the Self

Why upgrading your brain could make you less human

Michael Bess

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Idea/Ethics

How a hackneyed romantic ideal is used to stigmatise polyamory

Carrie Jenkins

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Idea/Ethics

Bad things happen for a reason, and other idiocies of theodicy

Jason Blum

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Idea/History of Ideas

How Camus and Sartre split up over the question of how to be free

Sam Dresser

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Idea/Values & Beliefs

Life-and-death thought experiments are correctly unsolvable

Julian Baggini

Idea/Family Life

We need a contract for co-parenting, not just for marriage

Laurie Shrage

Idea/Childhood & Adolescence

Is it better to beat temptation or never feel tempted at all?

Christina Starmans

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Idea/Political Philosophy

Free speech debates are more than ‘radicals’ vs ‘liberals’

Eric Heinze

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Essay/Meaning & the Good Life

Dreadful dads

Few of the great existentialists had children. How can their philosophy help with the anxiety and dread of fatherhood?

John Kaag & Clancy Martin

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Essay/Digital Culture

Shame on you

Unburdening ourselves online can feel radical and liberating. But is baring and sharing all as emancipatory as it seems?

Firmin deBrabander

Essay/Ethics

The Phineas Gage effect

When someone changes for the worse, we see a totally different person. But what happens if the change is for the better?

Kevin Tobia

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Idea/Ethics

Why rape cases should not be subject to reasonable doubt

Christopher Wareham & James Vos

Idea/Ethics

We are entering a new epoch: the century of the migrant

Thomas Nail

Idea/Ethics

Why sexual desire is objectifying – and hence morally wrong

Raja Halwani

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Idea/Law & Justice

What would a rational criminal justice system look like?

Raoul Martinez

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Essay/Ethics

Honestly, it’s fine!

Tight-lipped, frosty and fake, the passive-aggressive person never quite takes the blame. Is this always a bad thing?

Rebecca Roache

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Idea/Meaning & the Good Life

Why the simple life is not just beautiful, it’s necessary

Emrys Westacott

Essay/Ecology & Environmental Sciences

A tale of three dogs

Coyotes, dingoes and wolves are all dogs, as intelligent and loyal as our familiars. Our treatment of them is unconscionable

Brandon Keim

Idea/Social Psychology

Bragging rights: when beating your own drum helps (or hurts)

Patrick Heck

Essay/Illness & Disease

Being ill, living well

Some say that illness is morally improving, others that there is nothing good about being sick. Can philosophy adjudicate?

Ian J Kidd

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Essay/Ethics

The second sage

Confucian philosopher Mengzi provides an intriguing (and oddly modern) alternative to Aristotelian accounts of human virtue

Bryan W Van Norden

Idea/Ethics

Showing off is easy to condemn, but is it always bad?

Sandy Grant

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Idea/Ethics

There’s no moral difference between a wall and a migrant visa

Hrishikesh Joshi

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Idea/Ethics

Being moral means you can never do enough

Michael Mitchell

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Idea/Political Philosophy

Can liberal values be absolute? Or is that a contradiction?

Max Hayward