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  • The Moral Lives of Animals

    Can animals possess moral virtues, like altruism or empathy, or act according to moral principles, like fairness or justice? Or is any ascription of morality to animals is just a case of anthropomorphizing?

    May 26, 2016 | 15 comments | Read More »
  • Altered States of Consciousness

    We’re entering into an exciting time for the study of psychedelics. Some new research focuses on the mind expanding aspect of psychedelic experience, and what that tells us about consciousness. But some is investigating how psychedelics can treat psychological conditions, like depression, addiction, and PTSD.

    May 20, 2016 | 9 comments | Read More »
  • Lessons from the Trolley Problem

    There is nothing morally special about trolleys, except the historical accident that around thirty years ago the great philosophers Philippa Foot and Judith Jarvis Thomson used trolleys in a series of examples, originally to help us think about moral aspects of abortion. 

    May 17, 2016 | 17 comments | Read More »
  • Affirmative Action – Too Little or Too Much?

    Does affirmative action bring about too little racial justice – because it doesn’t go far enough? Or does it bring about too much racial resentment – because it goes way too far? I fear that the correct answer may be that it’s a little bit of both.   

    May 8, 2016 | 8 comments | Read More »

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