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Where Should Your Money Go?

Should charitable giving be about preventing the most harm or helping your community?
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Unjust Laws and Elastigirl’s Example

The Incredibles 2 is more than a family blockbuster -- it presents theories of the ethics of law in a clear, understandable way.

Some Normative Perspectives on Borders and Asylum Seekers

When U.S. border polices are examined from a normative ethical perspective, the results point to a need for change.
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A Journalist Fakes His Own Death. Was His Decision Moral?

What will the consequences be of Ukrainian journalist Arkady Babchenko's choice to elude Russian-funded assassins by faking his own death?
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Just How Useful is the Trolley Problem?

Has one of philosophy's most famous thought experiments outlived its usefulness?
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The Socialist Calculation Debate: Revisited

The 19th-century socialist calculation debate has surprising relevance today.
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In Steven Pinker’s Enlightenment Now, the Ethics of Reporting Human Progress

A new book answers a contentious question: just how much has the Enlightenment improved the world?
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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.