Philosopher Ben Bramble on Lab-Grown Meat

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Here.

What’s Wrong With Replacing In-Person Prisoner Visits With Video Visits?

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Story here.

George Will’s Take on the Wedding Cake Case

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Here.

What’s Wrong With Apu?

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What Would You Do If You Were The Doctor?

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“Art Censorship at Guantanamo Bay”

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Story here.

Philosopher John Corvino on the “Gay Wedding Cake” Case

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Here.

“Texas Church Shooting Video Raises an Unsettling Question: Who Should See It?”

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Story here.

“Vaccine Refusal is Like Tax Evasion”

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Short blog post here.

Did the Houston Astros Win the World Series Through Bad Sportsmanship?

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Suppose a baseball team deliberately refrains from putting the best players from its roster on the field so that it will lose more games, finish at the bottom of the standings, and get the best draft picks for the following season as a result.  Many people consider this to be a form of bad sportsmanship.  But according to this story, the Houston Astros did something quite similar over the last several years: they traded away their veteran players, with the predictable result that they endured three consecutive years as one of the worst teams in baseball, enjoyed a number of high draft picks as a result, and used those picks to produce the core of the team that won this year’s World Series.  If what the team does in the first case is an instance of bad sportsmanship, does this mean the Astros won the World Series through bad sportsmanship, too?

— David Boonin
Department of Philosophy
University of Colorado