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Misericordia and Trump’s Illness

Can virtue ethics ever justify wishing harm to come to others?
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Moral Luck and the Judgment of Officials

What responsibility do judges bear in assessing individual's moral culpability for outcomes that are the product of luck.
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Back to School: America’s Uncontrolled and Unethical Experiment

Public officials have described the return to classrooms as an "experiment," but this description fails to appreciate the guidelines for studying protected populations.

Opinion

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Is It Right to Hope for a Politician’s Death?

Neither revenge nor negligence can justify hoping for the worse or expressing joy at other's misfortune.
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Misericordia and Trump’s Illness

Can virtue ethics ever justify wishing harm to come to others?
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We’ve Got Politics Wrong

Political principles or party affiliation? Our political discourse tends toward tribalism first, convictions second.

Culture

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The Ambiguous Perspective of HBO’s ‘Succession’

How the show situates the viewer and the relation it takes to its subject exposes familiar workings of power while making us complicit.
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Cardi B, Ben Shapiro, and the Pop Culture vs. High Culture...

Who is to say what constitutes high art or even what qualifies as art in the first place?
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Debate over the Anti-Racist Reading List

How should we approach the literature of racial justice, and how far can it take us?

Recent

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In Defense of Mill

Contrary to popular belief, Mill's commitment to speech is capable of distinguishing good faith from bad faith efforts.
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Is Microtargeting Good for Democracy?

A tool for political inclusion may simply be a way to stoke division.
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Medical Privacy and the Public’s Right to Know

How can we determine when public interest should trump politician's personal rights?
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Under Discussion: Voting Best Interests and Democratic Legitimacy

How can we ever divine a political mandate from the jumbled voices and contradictory preferences we find in the ballot box?
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Under Discussion: Is It Rational to Be an Ignorant Voter?

What does it take to fulfill one's duty to participate in democratic elections?
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Under Discussion: Democracy Demands More than Your Vote

The obligations of a democratic citizen extend beyond registering a presidential preference every four years.