Society

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The Cost of Free Speech

Freedoms come with responsibilities and must be balanced against other moral values.
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The Ethics of Presidential Polling

Can we justify the choice to make unofficial presidential polling data available to the masses while the result is still out?
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Accountability, Negligence, and Bad Faith

Calls for Senators Cruz and Hawley to resign are only growing louder, but of what wrong might they be guilty?
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Misericordia and Trump’s Illness

Can virtue ethics ever justify wishing harm to come to others?
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Back to School: America’s Uncontrolled and Unethical Experiment

Public officials have described the return to classrooms as an "experiment," but this description fails to appreciate the guidelines for studying protected populations.
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Individualism in the Time of COVID: The Rights and Wrongs of...

Whose rights are at stake when businesses require patrons to don face masks? How should we define the boundaries of our individual freedom?
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Is Biden Trapped by Identity Politics?

Is identity politics threatening to further fracture our fragile bonds or is it the path to reconciliation?
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Black Lives Matter: Australia

As Black Lives Matter protests spread across the world, Australia must also confront the very present racism of how Indigenous people are treated by police.
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Expertise in the Time of COVID-19

Uncertainty, politicization, and the need for specialized knowledge all threaten our ability to competently weigh evidence and reasons. What can we do when we are in no position to judge?
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“Chinese Virus”? On the Ethics of Coronavirus Nicknames

The WHO has moved away from including origin in the naming convention for diseases, and they've done so for good reasons.