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Idea/Ethics

Sometimes giving a person a choice is an act of terrible cruelty

Lisa Tessman

Idea/Ethics

Why vegetarians should be prepared to bend their own rules

Alberto Giubilini

Essay/Ethics

The limits of tolerance

A religious worldview cannot expect the same kinds of tolerance as racial, gender, or sexual identities. Here’s why

Paul Russell

Essay/Metaphysics

Bun or bump?

Does the mother contain the foetus or is it a part of her? On the metaphysics of pregnancy, and its ethical implications

Suki Finn

Idea/Beauty & Aesthetics

The revolutionary figure of the beautiful, self-improved soul

Justine Kolata

Essay/Ethics

Moral luck

Two people drive drunk at night: one kills a pedestrian, one doesn't. Does the unlucky killer deserve more blame or not?

Robert J Hartman

Video/Ethics

Pain leads to empathy and self-preservation: should we make robots ‘feel’ it?

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Idea/Ethics

Should a rapist get Viagra or a robber get a cataracts op?

Tom Douglas

Essay/Economics

Of money and morals

Moneylending has been taboo for most of human history. So how did usury stop being a sin and become respectable finance?

Alex Mayyasi

Idea/Ethics

Is it moral to respect the wishes of the dead, above the living?

Barry Lam

Essay/Bioethics

Which lives matter most?

Thinking about children who are not yet born confronts us with the question of our ethical obligations to future people

Dominic Wilkinson & Keyur Doolabh

Idea/History of Ideas

Voluntary taxation: a lesson from the Ancient Greeks

Dominic Frisby

Essay/History

Resist or collaborate?

The Nazis have occupied France. It’s easy to condemn the collaborators. But be honest: what would you really do?

Robert Gildea

Idea/Ethics

Moral grandstanding: there’s a lot of it about, all of it bad

Justin Tosi & Brandon Warmke

Idea/Ethics

It is sometimes right to fight in an unjust war

Victor Tadros

Idea/Economics

When faced with so-called ‘progressive business’, stay skeptical

Christian O Christiansen

Essay/Computing & Artificial Intelligence

Raising good robots

We already have a way to teach morals to alien intelligences: it's called parenting. Can we apply the same methods to robots?

Regina Rini

Idea/Ethics

Are human rights anything more than legal conventions?

John Tasioulas

Idea/History

A nation apologises for wrongdoing: is that a category mistake?

Danielle Celermajer

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

Idea/Ethics

How a hackneyed romantic ideal is used to stigmatise polyamory

Carrie Jenkins

Idea/Ethics

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

Jason Blum

Idea/History of Ideas

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

Sam Dresser

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