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The Philosophical Underpinning of “War Crimes” Statutes

At what point do acts of aggression violate the norms of permissible wartime conduct?
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Whose Rights Matter for Gender-Affirming Care?

Who is it that recent legislation aims to protect when it outlaws medical assistance?
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Academic Freedom and the Kershnar Case: A Partial Dissent

Might the math come down to our ability to accurately anticipate all consequences?

Opinion

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Constitutional Interpretation in the Roe Reversal

The Court's justification for redefining the right to privacy fundamentally alters the legal landscape.
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The Roe Leak: Of Trust and Promises

Is the leak really the "most unforgivable sin" it's been made out to be?
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Celebrity, Wealth, and Meaning in Life

The assumptions we make regarding the rich and famous could stand further investigation.

Culture

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“Severance,” Identity and Work

This work of science fiction offers a straightforward portrayal of alienated labor.
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The Totalitarianism of the Borg

How do we justify the value of freedom and individuality when confronted with totality?
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‘Don’t Look Up’ and “Trust the Science”

The film is much more than a pro-science, anti-skeptic morality play masquerading as entertainment.

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Some University of Chicago Students Prove Lukewarm on Free Speech

The University of Chicago is known as a bastion for, and important intellectual proponent of, free speech and academic freedom. Its “Chicago Statement,” released...

Transparency and Trust in News Media

"Trust in news is not just about getting the facts right, it's about how facts are being organized, packaged, and delivered."
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Constitutional Interpretation in the Roe Reversal

The Court's justification for redefining the right to privacy fundamentally alters the legal landscape.
photograph of manilla envelopewith "Top Secret" stamped on it

The Roe Leak: Of Trust and Promises

Is the leak really the "most unforgivable sin" it's been made out to be?
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Bloodstained Men and Circumcision Protest

What can female genital mutilation tell us about the ethics of male circumcision?
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Cryonics: The Trap Objection

Doing whatever it takes to evade one's final moments might not be one's best bet.