Opinion

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On the Obligations of Sports Fandom

Admiration for athletic accomplishment often bleeds through to the personal. Is there any of making sure our praise stays on the field?
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Background Checks for Alcohol

Our policies and intuitions when it comes to policing guns and alcohol appear inconsistent. Are there justifications we can give?
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Do Insects Matter?

On what grounds might we justifiably distinguish between those with interests and those without them?
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On the Permissibility of Procreation

How big an impact does the choice to not have a child make on climate change really?
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The Worst Thing You Can Do for Climate Change

We seem to be accelerating toward hard caps and milestones while the problem is only compounding.
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Aesop and the Unvaccinated: On Messaging and Rationality

Too much time is devoted to finger-pointing and name-calling, while not enough attention is paid to what goes into the message.
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Intellectual Property and the Right of Necessity

How can we honor our obligation to those in need without creating additional kinds of unfairness?
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The Artemis Accords: A New Race to Dominate Space

The land grab currently afoot has people and nations staking their claim to goods that shouldn't be owned.
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In Defense of Space Tourism for Billionaires

Mightn't unhindered ambition and the capacity dream be good (perhaps even necessary) for the soul?
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The Aristotelian Vulgarity of Billionaires in Space

Can virtue ethics help put appropriate words to a lingering doubt and spell out the antipathy we feel?