A 1970 image of prisoners in cell blocks at Rikers Island Prison.
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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.
Visiting parents during the pandemic poses new risks.
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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?
Tipping from a social distance at The Lucky Devil strip club in Portland, Oregon.
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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?
Who should get the groceries?
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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.
‘Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law’.
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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.
A few things to know before you head out for a job interview.
What makes an action 'good' or 'evil'? And are there situations under which lying for a job interview might be justified?
Is it ethical to eat meat?
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.
European Council President Donald Tusk holds Theresa May’s Brexit letter.
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.
Scientific evidence shows overwhelmingly that people across the world are genetic refugees from Africa.
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.
Refugees arrive in Germany.
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?
Picasso’s The Young Ladies of Avignon (1907) scored extremely high when entered into the creativity algorithm.
Humans are no longer the only judges of creativity. Computers can perform the same task – and may even be more objective.
Slack for Sepp?
We're all outraged by dopers and allegedly corrupt officials. Why, and are we justified?
Music unifies the world into a whole.
According to recent research, music is an evolutionary adaptation that helps us navigate a world rife with contradictions.
What we know of the harm that indefinite detention does to children underpins the case for partisan opposition to the policy.
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.
Stéphane Charbonnier’s Charlie Hebdo offended people of all religions, but when does causing offence become unethical?
Causing offence to others often causes hurt. Such actions have been condemned as unethical, even immoral behaviour in a civilised society. There have been many examples. The Bill Henson photographs of…
F is for #fail.
In the same week in which I published a piece for Times Higher Education about why the humanities matter, Minister for Education Nicky Morgan gave the following advice to young people: If you wanted to…