Much has been made of Brandt Jean's forgiveness of Amber Guyger. Under what conditions might forgiveness ever be inappropriate?
Seeking out moral advice from, and offering moral advice to, strangers in a public forum is nothing new. What has changed are the qualifications to claim moral expertise.
How should we understand the relation between law and morality? And what might this answer mean for human rights?
Is morality to be found in abstracted and universalizable concepts and theories, or in the subjective, situatedness of characters rooted in their earthly contexts? What can literature tell us about our moral universe?
Disagreement about our moral duties and obligations is inevitable. But this does not show that morality is a matter of opinion or that ethics is subjective.
What are our responsibilities to those who have caused harm? What are and are not appropriate responses to a fallen foe?
Should it be revealed that our actions are not as autonomous as we assume them to be, how might this impact our conception of punishment and desert?
Mill endorsed free and open debate as a machine capable of refining and reinforcing truth. There were, however, limits. On his view, political correctness is not a restriction of free speech but a basic tenet.
Arguments regarding the immorality of procreation are on the rise given concerns of overpopulation and humans' contribution to climate change.
The miniseries takes up a number of philosophical themes (e.g., what it means to know, the nature of authority, the virtue of humility), but chief among these is our existential confrontation with the Absurd.