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Reframing Picasso: Hannah Gadsby and “Separating the Man from the Art”

Hannah Gadsby's reframing of Picasso's cubism is more than a piece of art criticism -- it's revolutionary.
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The Ethics of Deterrence: Australian Offshore Immigration Detention

The U.S. isn't the only country with controversial and dangerous immigration policies. Those of Australia have gone on for over 5 years.
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To Tip or Not to Tip: D.C.’s Ballot Initiative 77

In the nation's capitol, tip wage versus minimum wage was a point of contention, as Ballot Initiative 77 passed by a narrow margin.

Opinion

Silhouettes of people in front of Picasso's painting "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon"

Reframing Picasso: Hannah Gadsby and “Separating the Man from the Art”

Hannah Gadsby's reframing of Picasso's cubism is more than a piece of art criticism -- it's revolutionary.
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Opinion: President Trump, Peacemaker?

Is Donald Trump really in the running for the Nobel Peace Prize?
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Arming Teachers: A Half-Baked Solution to Gun Violence

Gun violence in schools is more prevalent than ever, yet still law-makers suggest arming teachers is the best solution.

Culture

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Reputation over Potential: “Classic” Humor, Art History, and the Women on...

Hannah Gadsby, lauded comedian, also has an art history degree. And she's got something to say about Pablo Picasso.
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Could Gender-Blind Casting Limit Epistemic Injustice?

Gender-blind casting is often hailed as progressive and groundbreaking. But what philosophical work is it doing?

The Moral Messages of Violence in Media

Is the gritty violence portrayed in shows like The Handmaid's Tale actually doing any good?

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Sip Carefully: Plastic Straws and the Individualization of Responsibility

Is Starbucks' plastic straw ban actually more sustainable? And is it an authentic acceptance of responsibility for sustainability?

The Right Side of History: A Case for Basic Income

Ontario's basic income pilot had proved successful -- so why cancel it?

Spilled Blood in the Bloodline: The Ethics of Using Genealogy to Catch Criminals

What are the ethics of collecting genetic information for use in forensics?
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Affirmative Action and A Medical University’s Attempt at No Girls Allowed

A key tool to deal with a history of discriminatory practices has been affirmative action, preferential weighing of marginalized groups in order to reach some desired level of representation. The effectiveness of this tool and the grounds of justifying the preferential treatment come with difficult questions of equality and distributive justice.
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Bad Tweets and the Ethics of Shaming

Societal standards change quickly, and what one may have thought acceptable to express in the past is not necessarily something they would express today. At the very least, individuals who have recently been shamed for their past tweets claim that they have grown, learned, and changed. We might wonder, then: what is the value of shaming someone for their bad tweeting history? Should these people be shamed in the way they have been?
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Human Dignity, Capital Punishment, and the Pope

Since his elevation to the papal seat in 2013, Pope Francis has repeatedly made international headlines with comments suggesting a desire to change Roman...