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  • 12 Oct 2022
    Benjamin Gregg

    Should We Modify Future Persons — and Our Entire Species — Genetically?

    A PROMISE THAT IS AT ONCE A CHALLENGE Gene editing offers great promise to reduce human misery and facilitate human health: to combat virus infectious diseases; to correct monogenic disorders in pluripotent cells; to program cells for regenerative medicine and cancer immunotherapy; to prevent parents’ transmitting serious genetic diseases to offspring; to correct mutations in […]

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  • 26 Nov 2020
    Liz Jackson

    Can Feeling Good Make People Morally Good?

    The rise of COVID has exacerbated a recent sense of global crisis, with economic, political, and environmental aspects. Individuals experience such pressures as personal challenges to well-being. These conditions are also a factor in schools teaching for social and emotional learning, character education, and other lessons about attitudes and feelings. Such education aims to help […]

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  • 16 Jun 2020
    Kate A. Moran

    Kant on Sympathy with the Fate of Others

    During the strange week in March that began almost normally and ended with the shuttering of campuses and a series of rushed goodbyes, the students in my course on Kant’s moral philosophy half-jokingly wondered if he might have anything instructive to say about pandemics or social isolation. I pondered the question. There was, I supposed, […]

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  • 14 May 2020
    Michael Ruse

    A Darwinian Reflects on the Coronavirus Pandemic

    I am seventy-nine years old and I have Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. It is a pretty severe lung disease and, until recently, if you developed it, make sure your will is in order and you might think about pre-arranging your funeral. It was fatal in a couple of years or so. Now, thanks to a very […]

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  • 15 Feb 2019
    Professor Ng Yew Kwang

    Markets and Morals: Justifying Kidney Sales and Legalizing Prostitution

    Should prostitution, or the buying and selling of sexual services, be legalized? Similarly for the monetary exchanges of many other controversial items like kidneys and other organs, blood, surrogate motherhood, line sitting/standing, etc. Should essential goods like water be priced at their full social costs of supply? Should more monetary fines be used in place […]

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  • 9 Mar 2016
    Daniel Blue

    The Making of Friedrich Nietzsche – An interview with author Daniel Blue

    We talk to Daniel Blue, author of a major new biography of German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche, that radically reconceives Nietzsche's youth and reveals the importance of autobiography and environment to his early development.

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  • 2 Mar 2016
    Roy W. Perrett

    Author interview: Roy Perrett on Indian Philosophy

    We talk to Roy Perrett, visiting Professor of Indian Philosophy at Ashoka University about his new book, An Introduction to Indian Philosophy.

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  • 14 Jan 2014
    David Goldstein

    How to Eat

    In Eating and Ethics in Shakespeare’s England , a new kind of ethics is at stake—the ethics of the way we eat. Whom we eat with, how we serve, and the way we behave at the table dominates literary history.

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