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.
Freedom of speech emerged as a concept after the invention of the printing press, and that’s worth revisiting in the context of social media and Trump’s presidency.
President-elect Joe Biden promised to forgive some part of student debt. An ethicist considers what's fair.
Some presidents have lied for honorable reasons, while for others the lies have been simply self-serving.
Many of us believe that outrage is an appropriate response to what appears to be a selfishly motivated refusal to wear a mask, but is it?
Infection rates of COVID-19 have soared among prisoners in the US. An expert on penal policy considers what is ‘unjust and disproportionate’ punishment at this time.
A mother with underlying conditions wants to hug her children even if means risking her own life with COVID-19. Should they abide by her wishes or keep their distance?
Strippers, by the nature of their jobs, need to get close to others. Is there a way to do this safely during the coronavirus crisis?
In these times of fear and uncertainty, many of us face daily decisions regarding the right thing to do. An ethicist offers guidance on how to think through them.
It’s hard to get societies based on individualism to act in the collective good. That’s why you can’t find any toilet paper.
What makes an action ‘good’ or ‘evil’? And are there situations under which lying for a job interview might be justified?
The coworking company, WeWork, has banned meat, citing an attempt to reduce its carbon footprint. For centuries, philosophers have made a moral case against meat-eating.
The concept of dignity is not universal. It means different things to different people and different cultures.
Trump’s agenda to pull America from key global alliances is more evidence that suggests it is. A law professor probes the unknown of what a world without such cooperation might look like.
Despite science refuting the existence of different human races, people have used “race” throughout history to divide and denigrate certain people while promoting their claims of superiority.
Today’s refugee crisis is not just about the movement of people. It is also about the human immobility that is baked into contemporary laws and politics. What, then, of the code of hospitality?
Humans are no longer the only judges of creativity. Computers can perform the same task – and may even be more objective.
We’re all outraged by dopers and allegedly corrupt officials. Why, and are we justified?
According to recent research, music is an evolutionary adaptation that helps us navigate a world rife with contradictions.
We should never accept that a Human Rights Commission ought to be non-partisan or depoliticised. Without both, it would be incapable of doing its job.