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Convicted Felons in Professional Sports

Receiving employment after prison can be difficult for many who are released; in fact, unemployment can lead to multiple offenses in the long run....

Women’s Resilience and Post-Feminist Sexism

This post originally appeared November 10, 2015. In 1977, punk pioneer Poly Styrene used loud, screamed, overdriven vocals to revolt against the stereotype that “little...

Can moral laws exist without God? A brief introduction to “Robust...

Last week we published the abstract of Erik Wielenberg's new book, Robust Ethics: The Metaphysics and Epistemology of Godless Normative Realism. In this guest post,...

Why The U.S. Should Embrace Instant Runoff Voting

Donald Trump benefitted from an electoral system that struggles with crowded candidate fields. Instant Runoff Voting could change that.

Forbidden Fruit: Apple, the FBI and Institutional Ethics

Corby Burger argues that the debate surrounding Apple, the FBI and cyber security must not only take place within the courts.

A Libertarian Argument for Public Education

A recent Gallup poll found that 70% of Americans favor using federal money to expand pre-school programs across the country. There were differences along...

Fraternity Culture at DePauw, Revisited

Despite DePauw's strong tradition of Greek life, it is time to critically examine fraternities and the problematic trends in masculinity that they can create.

Long Distance Information, Give Me Memphis, Tennessee

This is the second in a series on American History and the Ethics of Memory. This post originally appeared on September 15, 2015. Warner Madison...

Destroying Medieval Books – And Why That’s Useful

By Erik Kwakkel This post was originally posted at Medieval Books, and is posted here with Dr. Kwakkel's permission.  Old furniture, broken cups, worn-out shoes and stinky mattresses:...

Chicago Protests and Social Movement Arrogance

"And these children that you spit on, as they try to change their world" The observation goes back at least to Bertrand Russell of an inverse...