Philosophy

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On the Rationality of the Capitol Rioters

On what basis should we assess rational action? Should that judgment make space for things like false beliefs or moral considerations?
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Insurrection at the Capitol: Socratic Lessons on Rhetoric and Truth

The events of January 6th offer yet another history lesson on the power of persuasion and our indifference to truth.
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The Moral Need for Public Conversation about Rights in a Pandemic...

The 'folk' conception of rights is a major obstacle to combating the pandemic. Perhaps it's time we had a talk about the limits of personal liberty.
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What Reddit Can Teach Us About Moral Philosophy

Is there any moral knowledge to be gained wading through others' sticky situations online?
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What Would Kierkegaard Make of Twitter?

Is our inclination toward "talkativeness" hindering recognition of our true place in the cosmos and standing in the way of a genuine relationship to the world?
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Freedom of Speech and the Self-Defense Argument

Know thine enemy? Is it better that offensive views be expressed than simply hidden from sight?
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Should Republicans and Democrats Be Friends?

Can friendship overcome deep moral disagreement? Should it?
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Is Moral Mediocrity Bad?

A sense of duty or a sense of shame? What might mask use have to tell us about moral psychology?
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In Defense of Mill

Contrary to popular belief, Mill's commitment to speech is capable of distinguishing good faith from bad faith efforts.
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Liability and Luck

Our conceptions of legal and moral responsibility encourage less-than-ideal results.