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What’s Wrong With “Thoughts and Prayers”?

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Philosopher Spencer Case discusses here.

What’s Wrong With Using Facebook?

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Philosopher S. Matthew Liao discusses the question here.

“Transgender: A Dialogue”

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The discussion is here.

The Moral Case for Corporal Punishment

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(The following is a guest post by philosopher Timothy Hsiao)

Is it ever morally okay to spank children as a form of punishment? According to the University of Chicago‘s General Social Survey, over 70% of Americans think that it is. However, many academics say no. Corporal punishment, they argue, is impermissible because it is linked to diminished developmental outcomes in children. Owing to this point, the American Academy of Pediatrics recently issued a statement saying that parents should not ever spank their children. Continue reading

What’s Wrong With Treating Drug Overdose Deaths as Homicides?

Story here.

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What’s Wrong With April Fool’s Day?

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Story here.  A bit more on April Fool’s Day ethics here.

What’s Wrong With Using Student Evaluations to Assess Professors?

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Story here.

What’s Wrong With Giving Extra Credit?

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Short piece here.

What’s Wrong With Playing Cards Against Humanity?

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Philosophy graduate student Sam Director on “The Inhumanity of Cards Against Humanity” (which also appears in the current issue of Think.

Abstract

In general, it is morally wrong to joke about the suffering of a category of people while in front of a person who fits into this category. I argue that, when people play the game Cards Against Humanity, it is likely that they do this very action. Thus, I conclude that it is morally wrong to play Cards Against Humanity.

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Philosopher Bonnie Steinbock on DHHS’s new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division

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Here.