Society

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Testimony, Conspiracy Theories, and Hume on Miracles

How can we guard against a willingness to be deceived in our quest to see the complete picture?
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Incentivizing the Vaccine-Hesitant

Should our vaccination strategy be aimed at changing hearts and minds or merely changing behavior?
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Implications of Exonerations

What might explain the difference in our intuitions regarding the death penalty and life in prison?
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The Ethics of Vaccination Passports

The coronavirus has exposed and exacerbated all sorts of inequalities. A new policy proposal only compounds the problem.
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On an Imperative to Educate People on the History of Race...

"History is not the past. It is the present. We carry our history with us. We are our history." - James Baldwin
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Color Blindness and Cartoon Network’s PSA

Can children appreciate the difference between the society we currently have and the society we wish to exist someday?
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Can Hyperfemininity Be Radical?

Is there progress regarding sexual politics that can be made by leaning into the male gaze?
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Mexico City’s Tampon Ban

Legislation concerning single-use plastics has created disproportionate burdens. Is there cause to object?
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When Should We Be Undemocratic?

On what grounds might barring a politician from ever running for public office again be justified?
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The Ethics of Cringe

What can cringe culture tell us about social norms, self-awareness, and moral shaming?