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The unity of values in a crisis

Moral convictions unite us amid quarantine

Barry C. Smith
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Emergency ethics

Abandon freedoms, focus on duties to society

Hugo Slim
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Life, risk and Covid-19

Rejecting Heidegger's nihilism

John Milbank
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The attraction of apocalypse

The philosophy of our fascination with disaster

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Pandemic prediction from Lucretius

How being afraid of death is making some people less ethical

Thomas Nail
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How to do the right thing in a pandemic

The precautionary principle can save lives

Rupert Read
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Albert Camus Coffee or Suicide

Should I kill myself or have a cup of coffee?

The Stoics and Existentialists agree on the answer

Skye C. Cleary
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Could the Force Really Be With Us?

Why materialists are wrong and the Jedi right.

Philip Goff
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The Gamer's Dilemma

The idea of virtual rape provokes universal disgust. So why are we comfortable with children having killed an average of 100,000 people in video games by the age of 18?

Garry Young
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Law vs Milbank: Belief and the Gods - part 1

HEAD TO HEAD: Philosophy should side with science in the fight against religion.

Stephen Law
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Hegel for our Times

Judith Butler on the ethics of interdependence

Judith Butler
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How Childbirth Became Philosophy's Last Taboo

Why don't the humanities speak about birth?

Anna M. Hennessey
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The Dark Side

Our fascination with evil and why it makes sense.

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Why We Should Care About Our Corpse

The political significance of the destruction of the dead

Thomas Laqueur
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Is Religion Necessarily Irrational?

Religion reasonably puts the relation between the individual and the collective at its core

John Milbank
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There Is No Universal Objective Morality – An Interview With Homi Bhabha

What is the good in a multicultural global world?

Homi Bhabha
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Should We Judge Others?

It depends when, where and in what way

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Is There An Objective Morality?

It's context specific and can go out-of-date

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What If There’s Nothing You Should Do?

You won’t believe the answer!

Bart Streumer
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When Do We Become Persons?

Do embryos have legal rights? In Alabama they do.

James Mahon
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Hobbes vs Rousseau: are we inherently evil?

The answer depends on what you think of politics.

Robin Douglass
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On Being Useless: A Daoist Reflection

Our obsession with productivity works against us.

Edward McDougall
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The Philosophy of Fasting

Asceticism has been a way of expressing philosophical and religious beliefs – and for good reason

Peter Adamson
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