Ethics News

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Why I Am Not like You: The Ethics of Exceptions

When it comes to coronavirus regulations, what relevant considerations might make some exempt from the general rule?
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The Bigger Problem with “COVID Conga Lines”

In this together? What can the rights and responsibilities of Dewey's public tell us about our current predicament?
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Year in Review

To ring in the new year, our writers offer their favorite reads that you might have missed.
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A Strange Moral Disgruntlement with Giving

What constitutes a worthwhile cause? And why do we so harshly judge others for donating to the wrong ones?
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On Speaking Up in Polite Company

What's the best strategy when confrontation comes calling this holiday season?
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Considering the Rights of Nature

How can we perceive the rights and interests of entities that exist beyond our human interest in them?
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Is Canceling All Student Debt Fair? Yes. Here’s Why.

Can student loan forgiveness overcome the many objections of critics? What makes these victims of higher ed deserving?
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The Moral Need for Public Conversation about Rights in a Pandemic...

The 'folk' conception of rights is a major obstacle to combating the pandemic. Perhaps it's time we had a talk about the limits of personal liberty.
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Duties to Vaccinate, Duties to Inform

How might we best communicate the science to those who remain skeptical? What role do each of us have to play?
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Come into My Parler

What good is fact-checking in the post-truth era?