Rhys Southan
Writer, philosophy student, freelance

Rhys Southan is a freelance writer who has has written for The New Inquiry and The New York Times, among others. He is a student of philosophy at the University of Oxford and is slowly working on a book about the ethics of eating meat. 

Written by Rhys Southan

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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

Foreskin Man to the rescue. Image courtesy Matthew Hess

Essay/
Human reproduction
The first cut

Most American boys are circumcised as a matter of course. Now, many of them feel violated. Should the practice be banned?

Rhys Southan

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Art
Is it OK to make art?

If you express your creativity while other people go hungry, you’re probably not making the world a better place

Rhys Southan

'Can death be sleep, when life is but a dream.......' On Death by John Keats (1795-1821) Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty
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Ethics
Staying alive

Our genes and our culture tell us to live as long as possible – even when living is misery. Should we listen?

Rhys Southan

Salad by Till Nowak.
Essay/
Ethics
The vegans have landed

A dominant species is a dominant species. If you really care about animal rights, vegan ethics don’t go far enough

Rhys Southan

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