Ethics News

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The Poland-Belarus Border Crisis: The Ethics of Blackmail

Is the principled refusal to come to the negotiating table with terrorists a morally justified stance?
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Death Row Inmates, Execution, and Choice

What consideration do we owe those convicted of violent crimes? What can't we ask them to do?
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The Ethical Risks of Ad-Hoc Bilingualism

What kind of jobs and services might legitimately require a foot in both worlds?
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On the Appropriateness of Shame

How can we even begin to chart the contours of such a nebulous thing?
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The Politics of Earth’s Climate

What have we learned? What is our goal? Where do we go from here?
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Fair Shares and COVID-19 Booster Shots

What blame do we bear for enjoying the ill-gotten gains secured by our government?
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In the Rittenhouse Case, Justice Is (to Some Extent) in the...

The verdict answers a narrow question regarding self-defense, but cannot speak to the broader uses we've made of it.
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Niti, Nyaya, and Kyle Rittenhouse: One Kind of Justice Is in...

The multiple uses to which 'justice' can be put has us talking past one another.
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Should Clinicians Have Soapboxes?

Does the unique position of medical professionals make them the best commentators or the worst?
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Hotline Ping: Chatbots as Medical Counselors?

Does distrust of healthcare automation come from legitimate moral concern or blind confidence in the personal touch?