Society

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Procreative Autonomy and Climate Change

Do we have an obligation to abstain from child-bearing given the growing climate crisis?
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Faulty Forensics: Justice, Knowledge, and Bias

Our forensic methods aren't as objective as we assume, and the role prejudice is allowed to play undermines the legitimacy of our criminal justice system.
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The Questionable Morality of Gonzo Journalism

The increasing trend of subjective reporting in journalism blurs the distinction between fact and opinion and threatens to undermine the political process.
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Sworn to Secrecy: The Ethics of Confidentiality Agreements

What is the moral and legal value of contractual promises of non-disclosure? Is it ever ethical to break our word?
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Should We Celebrate the Death of an Enemy?

What are our responsibilities to those who have caused harm? What are and are not appropriate responses to a fallen foe?
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Jay-Z and Colin Kaepernick: Is It Business or Personal?

What responsibility, if any, does JAY-Z have with regards to Colin Kaepernick and his partnership with the NFL?
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Jay-Z and the NFL: Hypocrisy or Suite Participation?

What, if any, obligation does Jay-Z, as a high-profile advocate for social justice and a recognizable brand, have to not condone or distract from the NFL's many public relation problems?
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The Amazon Fires: Responsibility, Obligation, and the Limitations of the State

Violating state sovereignty by intervening on environmental grounds is an under-discussed topic. As the world shrinks and our problems expand, what role will our modern conceptions of the nation-state play in our future?
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The Hong Kong Protests and International Obligation

As the object of a treaty between two sovereign nations, what responsibility do we have to the autonomy of Hong Kong?
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Is It Wrong to Be a Nationalist?

Trump's embrace of the 'nationalist' label has drawn criticism. Is there any version of nationalism that is defensible?