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  • 26 Apr 2022
    Joshua Stuchlik

    Intention and Wrongdoing: In Defense of Double Effect

    In an incident which has become notorious in philosophical circles, in 1956 a young philosopher by the name of Elizabeth Anscombe protested the awarding of an honorary degree by Oxford to former US President Harry S. Truman. “It is possible still to withdraw from this shameful business in some slight degree,” she wrote, “it is […]

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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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  • 8 Oct 2015
    Jerry Evensky

    Who Was Adam Smith?

    Jerry Evensky, the author of Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, clarifies how to read Smith's work not simply as economics, but as a wider piece of social science.

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