Ethics News

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Celebrity, Wealth, and Meaning in Life

The assumptions we make regarding the rich and famous could stand further investigation.
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The Obligations of Players and Fans

How should we determine the limits of acceptable behavior when it comes to player-fan interactions?
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AI and Pure Science

Can we really continue to maintain the thin line that divides knowledge from application?
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Should Work Pay?

It's time to confront our assumptions about and attitudes toward unpaid labor.
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Insulin and American Healthcare

What kind of economic and political intervention might be warranted to fix the current state of affairs?
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Is It Time to Nationalize YouTube and Facebook?

Might these harmful platforms offer public goods requiring a government-sponsored alternative?
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Acquitted but Not Forgotten: On the Ethics of Acquitted Conduct Sentencing

What role should mere allegations have to play in determining one's punishment?
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On Judicial Philosophy: A Reflection on Judge Jackson’s Hearing

At some point one's philosophy and one's methodology must come apart.
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The Ethics of Reproducing Trauma in Celebrity Biopics

Whose interests should matter most in bringing big moments to the big screen?
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Considered Position: Thinking Through Sanctions – Our Own Obligations

What responsibilities might individuals have to support these punitive economic measures?