The move to grant non-human animals, and even non-organisms like rivers, legal personhood prompts reflection on our evolving conception of rights.
Debate over revenue neutral or non revenue neutral carbon taxes asks whether its is a tool for changing individual financial incentives or funding climate adaptation? What are the ethical implications? What are the political implications?
California's housing shortage touches on everything: entitlement, privilege, fairness, justice, gentrification, subsidiarity, class conflict and free-riders.
Arguments regarding the immorality of procreation are on the rise given concerns of overpopulation and humans' contribution to climate change.
Research with cellularly revived brain tissues raises all sorts of questions about the nature of consciousness, the definition of pain, and the ethical boundaries of scientific research.
Embedded in the case for protection are arguments concerning the value of our past, in-group/out-group determinations about our shared heritage, and historical injustice and marginalization.
The miniseries takes up a number of philosophical themes (e.g., what it means to know, the nature of authority, the virtue of humility), but chief among these is our existential confrontation with the Absurd.
HBO's miniseries offers a new opportunity to revisit an age-old debate: Should we keep value judgments out of science? Can we?
Much has been made of the US's intention to return to the moon. What did Apollo 11 mean then and what might another voyage mean now?
Nationalist rhetoric and policies are gaining traction, emboldening others to follow suit, and undermining our collective commitment to human rights.