Instead of a prison sentence for possessing bomb-making material, Ben John will be expected to read classic novels and report back to the judge about what he learns.
The act of killing in combat is associated with heightened risks of PTSD and suicide. A scholar interviewed 30 veterans about their common experiences.
Understanding the moral dimensions of climate decisions could help promote fairer and more effective climate action
A political philosopher argues why the current situation in Afghanistan should weigh heavily on the American conscience.
There is no substance to the view that poor people are lazy and prefer to live on handouts from the state rather than seek work.
There is much at stake as the US withdraws troops from Afghanistan. A political philosopher explains why the US cannot escape the moral consequences of its actions.
If you are shipwrecked on a desert island with no hope of being rescued, you may not be morally obligated to stay alive.
A moral philosopher explains why the ethics of getting or refusing the COVID-19 vaccine are more complex than it might seem.
COVID-19 requires us to make ethical decisions like Ancient Greeks and Romans.
Even though a House majority voted to impeach, President Trump, the process will likely not be finished before he’s left office. A philosopher argues why the impeachment is an important moral action.
The ways in which humans connect with animals relate to how we interact with other humans. Understanding these relationships can help inform more inclusive societies.
President-elect Joe Biden promised to forgive some part of student debt. An ethicist considers what’s fair.
Here’s how governments can get more people to follow COVID-19 guidelines.
In Oscar Wilde’s novel, ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray,’ a painted portrait of the protagonist becomes ugly and twisted with age, much like Trump is represented as reflecting all of America’s evils.
A recent Pew survey showed just how deep the divide has become, with about 40% of registered voters saying that they didn’t have a single close friend supporting a different presidential candidate.
Unfairness alone is upsetting enough to drive people to punish lucky recipients of unfair outcomes.
Environmental activists have been advocating for piecemeal legal change for decades. But a more fundamental rewrite of the law is needed.
The problem with hypocrisy is that it shatters truth. If we believe in a principle, but don’t apply it ourselves, that principle is essentially meaningless.
As people file their taxes in a year where many are going through financial hardships brought on by COVID-19, a scholar argues that cheating on one’s taxes would still be morally wrong.
Having poor morals doesn’t mean that a young person is inherently bad.