Society

Education and a Free Society: A Libertarian Perspective (Part One)

If liberty is so fundamentally important to libertarians, then they should readily support means of achieving and maintaining it. Taking it as a given...

Would Knowledge of God Undermine Morality?

Helen De Cruz draws on some interesting insights from the cognitive science of religion to examine a popular response to an argument against God's existence...

High School Essay Contest Winners

The Prindle Institute is excited to announce the winners of the first annual High School Ethics Essay Contest! Over 100 high school students responded...

Ethics of Anonymity Online

When your name remains detached from something, most of the repercussions from saying certain things seem to disappear. The issue of anonymity online is...

Ethical Responsibilities of DePauw Graduates

As a member of the graduating class (yes, I said it) and a Prindle Intern, I feel that it is my ethical duty to...
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Humorous (but Serious) Critique of Student Loan Problem

Don't be fooled by the (sometimes) off-color nature of this examination of the student loan problem. Through the humor, Oliver identifies some serious moral...

The Rolling Stone UVA Rape Story Debacle

This post by Dr. Jeff McCall was originally published by The Indy Star on December 26, 2014.  Journalism enters dangerous territory when reporters look to tell “stories”...

Libertarian Paternalism: An Introduction

We’re now over a month into the new year – how are those resolutions coming? Even if you didn’t happen to make any for...

Politicizing a Tragedy, 30 Years after Bhopal

One would certainly hope that, as far as environmental regulation goes, we are better off than we were fifty years ago. We would hope...
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Autonomy and Non-Domination in International Clinical Research

In February, Dr. Danielle Wenner presented her talk "Autonomy and Non-Domination in International Clinical Research" as a part of the Young Philosophers Lecture Series hosted...