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Crying Brazilians and the Rationality of Team Loyalty

This week, the internet relished in the suffering of Brazilian soccer fans in the wake of the loss to Germany. Photos went viral all...

Morning People Are Less Ethical At Night

And Night Owls are more likely to cheat in the morning. According to this recent study, people who are early risers tend to behave...

An Ancient and Modern Anxiety

It's pretty commonplace nowadays to hear arguments either defending or condemning the integration of technology into our everyday lifestyle. Proponents of this integration often stress...

What Happens When Volunteering Becomes A Trend?

The act of volunteering seems inherently good and beneficial, and it almost sounds paradoxical to question that it is so. How could spending time...

More Thoughts on Designing Addictive Video Games

A few weeks ago, Brian Crecente asked me to comment on whether or not I thought video game designers had a moral obligation to...

Ferguson and Net Neutrality

The shooting of Michael Brown and the aftermath of unrest in Ferguson raises a host of obvious ethical issues. One that isn't so obvious is...
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$10 Million Endowed to Fund Prindle

Prindle Intern Suzanne Spencer '14 reporting on $14.4 million in new gifts in Spring 2014, including an estate gift from Janet Prindle for continued...
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Epistemology and Affirmative Action

Whatever your views about affirmative action are, this is well worth watching. Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa, a philosophy professor at University of British Columbia, argues...

Hurricane Sandy Victims Still Await Aid

Hurricane Sandy, the 2012 disaster that devastated large swathes of the East Coast, haunts the area even now. Many of the families who were forced...

How Social Media Might Silence Debate

According to this study, social media may have a negative impact on political debate. As the opening of the study notes, in the pre-internet era,...