Ethics News

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Praise and Resentment: The Moral of ‘Bad Art Friend’

Is there a basic truth, fundamental fact, or obvious lesson that might be hiding behind all this pettiness?
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Vaccine Hesitancy as Free-Riding

A not insignificant portion of the unvaccinated continue to confound us in their refusal to acknowledge the basic demands of fairness.
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Ethics and Job Apps: Why Use Lotteries

Can we really defend our reliance on personal judgment when it comes to picking the best candidate for the job?
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The Moral Dimension of Literary Translation

How do we ensure that works match author's intent when every word is loaded and every choice matters?
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Moral Lessons from the Meng Wanzhou Affair?

It's difficult to see the narrative that this political showdown was about taking a stand on principles as anything but hollow.
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Background Checks for Alcohol: A Response

Mightn't the benefits, consequences, and risks associated with guns and with alcohol look very different?
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Can Men’s Centers Reverse the Gender Gap on Campus?

An innovative solution to declining male enrollment holds much larger promise.
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Who’s Harmed by Abortion?

The Texas Heartbeat Act fits uncomfortably with civil law's common understanding of the nature of harm, compensation, and aggrieved parties.
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Should Scientists De-Extinct the Woolly Mammoth?

How do we weigh the protection of endangered species against the possibility of bringing another animal back to life?
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Resurrection Through Chatbot?

What are we to make of the latest example of technology's seemingly constant encroachment on the sacred?