Philosophy

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Moral Luck and the Trump-Russia Investigation

Philosophical theories of Moral Luck allow us to determine how blameworthy the actors in the Trump-Russia investigation really are.
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Tax Reform and the Value of Economic Equality: Part Three

Many have argued the Republican tax plan is harmful because it will exacerbate inequality. But why is equality the desirable goal, in the first place?
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Why Give $75 Million to Philosophy?

A wealthy businessman just gifted $75 million to Johns Hopkins' philosophy department. But some philosophers were skeptical of the move.
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Trusting Women and Epistemic Justice

Why is trusting women such an issue in our public discourse?
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Tax Reform and the Value of Economic Equality: Part 1

Examining the moral case for reducing economic inequality.
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What Does Kant Have to Say about Conspiracy Theorists?

In an age of conspiracy theories and alternative facts, Kant's philosophy of reason stands to offer much-needed clarity.
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“Nudges” and the Environmental Influences on our Morals

Research has shown that moral behavior can be influenced by environmental "nudges," including those as small as finding a dime in a phone booth.
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Reason, Listening and Fixing “How to Fix American Stupidity”

What a cask of wine has to do with America's contemporary polarization.
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Please Don’t Punch the Nazis

When considering how to address the rise of the United States' far right, reflection on the type of hatred at play is needed.
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On Lying When There is No Truth

On the unique position that lying holds in contemporary American society.