Ethics


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Beauty & Aesthetics
Bioethics
Cosmopolitanism
Death
Ethics
Evil
Free Will
History of Ideas
Knowledge
Logic
Meaning & the Good Life
Metaphysics
Philosophy of Language
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Religion
Philosophy of Science
Political Philosophy
Values & Beliefs

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

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?

Clancy Martin & John Kaag

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

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Idea/Ethics

Why every child in need deserves an urgent response

S Matthew Liao

Video/Nature & Environment

Can the market save an endangered species? South Africa’s rhino horn conundrum

9 minutes

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Idea/Ethics

The desire to fit in is the root of almost all wrongdoing

Christopher Freiman

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Idea/Law & Justice

How US prisons violate three principles of criminal justice

Judith Lichtenberg

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Idea/Ethics

Does late parenthood deprive children of grandparental love?

Hannah Maslen

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Essay/Ethics

The case against pets

A morally just world would have no pets, no aquaria, no zoos. No fields of sheep, no barns of cows. That’s true animal rights

Gary L Francione & Anna E Charlton

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Video/Ethics

If soldiers act with unjust aggression they are as culpable as civilian criminals

6 minutes

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Idea/History of Science

Reporters should ask themselves: ‘What would Einstein do?’

Thomas Levenson

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Essay/Ethics

Execution at Happy Farm

Which world would be better: one in which all meat is grown in a lab or one which still contains humanely farmed animals?

Rhys Southan