Philosophy

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Considered Position: On Voluntary Non-Vaccination – The Difference Voluntariness Makes

Does the fact that vaccination is widely available change our moral situation in respect to those who remain unvaccinated?
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A Problem with Emotions

Anger, grief, and even joy affect our moral reasoning in ways still left unexplored.
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Intuitions and the Duty to Aid

What do our intuitions actually tell us? What moral weight should we grant them?
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What Good Is Ignorance?

Not all knowledge is important. There are a great many things we are better off remaining ignorant of.
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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?