Philosophy

Is Envy Always Malicious? (Part Two)

When I was 8, I started ballet. I was a disciplined kid who took everything seriously, and dance quickly became a great passion of  mine....

Is Envy Always Malicious? (Part One)

Imagine you check your email and find a congratulatory message from your boss announcing that your colleague has just been promoted. This colleague joined...

Can moral laws exist without God? A brief introduction to “Robust...

Last week we published the abstract of Erik Wielenberg's new book, Robust Ethics: The Metaphysics and Epistemology of Godless Normative Realism. In this guest post,...

Will climate divestment work?

Guest post by Rich Cameron, Associate Professor of Philosophy at DePauw UniversityScott Wisor recently wrote a post titled “Why Climate Change Divestment Will Not...

Professor Erik Wielenberg publishes “Robust Ethics”

DePauw Philosophy professor Erik Wielenberg has recently published his third book entitled Robust Ethics: The Metaphysics and Epistemology of Godless Normative Realism. In his latest work, " draws on recent...

Would Knowledge of God Undermine Morality?

Helen De Cruz draws on some interesting insights from the cognitive science of religion to examine a popular response to an argument against God's existence...

Who Owns the Space Behind an Airline Seat?

There is a battle going on in passenger airplanes all over the country between passengers who think they have a right to recline their seat...
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Is Stealing Really Wrong?

In this video, Kate Manne, a philosophy professor at Cornell University,  offers a critical examination of the traditional notion that stealing is inherently wrong. She focuses...
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Epistemology and Affirmative Action

Whatever your views about affirmative action are, this is well worth watching. Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa, a philosophy professor at University of British Columbia, argues...