Philosophy

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Is Shaming an Important Moral Tool?

Shaming occurs everyday, both in real life and on the internet. Does it have the desired effect of getting people to change their actions, or is it a tool best left unused?
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Christchurch: White Supremacism, Politics and Moral Evil

How do we define moral evil? And how do the events that happened in Christchurch and afterwards inform this definition?
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Climate Change and the Philosophical Pitfalls of Grounding Duty to Future...

In climate change rhetoric, we often focus on future generations. What's the moral underpinning of this argument?
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Antinatalism: The Tragedy of Being Born

A businessman is suing his parents for causing his life. What's behind this antinatalist belief?
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From Blackface to Homophobic Tweets: Prioritizing Deontology over Consequentialism?

The recent scandals of blackface and blatant racism in Virginia are obviously bad. Are laws that lead to racist intent equally so?
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Nasty, Brutish and Online: Is Facebook Revealing a Hobbesian Dystopia?

Was Thomas Hobbes right about human nature, and is Facebook proving it?
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The Moral Quandary of Testing on Animals

Animal testing is controversial, and it's because of questions ranging from consent to suffering to the 'greater good.'
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Self-Care in the Late Capitalist Era

Self-care is crucial, but is it overly commodified?
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Bothsidesism and Why It Matters

Bothsidesism means acknowledging that moral equivalence is dangerous: just because there are two sides of an issue doesn't mean they're ethically equal.
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New Year’s Resolutions and The Problem of Self-Promising

Is breaking your New Year's resolution the same as breaking a promise? Philosophers might give us an answer.