Society

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Why I Am Not like You: The Ethics of Exceptions

When it comes to coronavirus regulations, what relevant considerations might make some exempt from the general rule?
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The Bigger Problem with “COVID Conga Lines”

In this together? What can the rights and responsibilities of Dewey's public tell us about our current predicament?
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On Speaking Up in Polite Company

What's the best strategy when confrontation comes calling this holiday season?
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Considering the Rights of Nature

How can we perceive the rights and interests of entities that exist beyond our human interest in them?
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The Moral Need for Public Conversation about Rights in a Pandemic...

The 'folk' conception of rights is a major obstacle to combating the pandemic. Perhaps it's time we had a talk about the limits of personal liberty.
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Duties to Vaccinate, Duties to Inform

How might we best communicate the science to those who remain skeptical? What role do each of us have to play?
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Come into My Parler

What good is fact-checking in the post-truth era?
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This for That: Trading Vaccinations for Stimulus Checks

Should citizens refusing vaccination be denied a stimulus check? Is this proposal really any different from school immunizations?
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Is Radical Feminism Inherently Transphobic?

Is there any rescuing these conceptions of "womanhood"—and the specific discrimination and oppression they identify—from the charge of biological essentialism?
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Bella Thorne and Celebrities Inhabiting Shared Spaces

Us and them? What are the responsibilities of celebrities when participating in shared, communal spaces?