CFP: Ability and Enhancement

The University of Richmond is hosting a workshop on ability and enhancement in Richmond VA, April 8-9. We welcome submissions related to all ethical issues related to human abilities. For…

Effective Altruism

Critics of effective altruism tend to focus their critiques against the seemingly utilitarian foundations of the movement. They ask, what about special obligations? Demandingness? Is this overly cosmopolitan? What about institutional/collective…

Samaritanism and Duties

Singer’s famous example is taken to establish that some acts of Samaritanism are morally required. He writes, “if it is in our power to prevent something very bad from happening,…

Gun Rights

When is it permissible to forbid a person from owning a gun? We’ve talked about gun rights and self-defense around here before, so I thought I would draw your attention…

Get Vaccinated

More than 100 people have now been infected with measles as a result of a multi-state outbreak linked to Disneyland. Public officials have been eager to respond, and now it…