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Can You Cheat in Sports and Still Win?

John William Devine, visiting lecturer in philosophy at King's College, says "No" - Check out the podcast here, and let us know what you...

Who Should Pay for Environmental Clean-Up?

Duke Energy's coal ash storage has resulted in leaks. They are facing a potential $1 billion dollar clean-up fee. Their position is that they...

Why Do People Pirate Music?

This article offers an interesting take on pirating music online. It seems that users who pirate music are adhering to certain norms, and they think that...

Does Literary Fiction Teach Empathy?

One important component of ethical reasoning is empathy, the ability to know what it's like to be someone else in another situation. Knowing what...
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The Ethics of Jazz

Check out this great lecture on The Ethics of Jazz

TOMS: When ‘Conscious Capitalism’ is Not Enough

With great anticipation for TOMS Founder Blake Mycoskie’s visit radiating throughout DePauw’s campus, I had to do a double take every time I saw...
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Mud Lotus: Film by Chris White

Check out this brief PR piece about Mud Lotus a film written and directed by DePauw professor, Chris White.

Ubben Lecture by TOMS founder offers chance to think and act

On Sunday, March 2nd, Blake Mycoskie, the president and founder of TOMs will deliver a speech about his story and his revolutionary Buy One...

Sochi Olympics’ ethical problems overshadow spirit of cooperation

We have all seen the stories about the less-than-perfect conditions of the 2014 Winter Olympic games. There are stories of un-flushable toilets, malfunctioning snowflakes,...

US outsources production and pollution to China with unintended consequences

All actions have consequences, and it turns out that the production of goods on the other side of the globe has consequences for air...