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How White People Can Hold Each Other Accountable to Stop Institutional Racism | Teen Vogue

White People Need to Hold Other White People Accountable When it Comes to Racism

Here's how you can do it.

Aeon | a world of ideas

Excessive praise can make the wealthy and powerful act badly, but blame puts them on notice and reinforces good behaviour

Are Peter Singer’s ideas too dangerous to hear? | Toronto Star

Are Peter Singer’s ideas too dangerous to hear?

Philosopher Peter Singer is being celebrated at Western University this week. His polarizing views have put him at the forefront of debates over such ...

India’s founding values are threatened by sinister new forms of oppression | Madhav Khosla | Opinion | The Guardian

India’s founding values are threatened by sinister new forms of oppression | Madhav Khosla

India’s founding values are threatened by sinister new forms of oppression | Madhav Khosla | Opinion | The Guardian

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Five generations 'before poor reach average pay'

Inequality in earnings is getting worse and social mobility is frozen, an OECD report says.

Canada groom saves child from drowning - BBC News

Canada groom saves child from drowning

The bride and groom were having their photo taken when they saw a young boy struggling to swim in a lake.

Ethics Explainer: Peter Singer on charitable giving

Do we have an obligation to alleviate suffering? Should we give priority to problems in our own backyard, or does our moral obligation extend globally?

An Animated Michael Sandel Explains How Meritocracy Degrades Our Democracy

Imagine if governments and institutions took their policy directives straight from George Orwell’s 1984 or Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal.” We might veer distressingly close to many a literary dystopia in these times, with duckspeak taking over all the discourse.

Neurophilosopher Patricia Churchland explains her theory of how we evolved a conscience.

How your brain invents morality

Neurophilosopher Patricia Churchland explains her theory of how we evolved a conscience.

Ethics Explainer: Ethics of Care

Ethics Explainer: Ethics of Care - The Ethics Centre

Ethics of care challenges traditional moral theories that downplay values usually associated with ‘feminine’ roles such as caregiving.

With great power comes great responsibility – but will tech companies accept it?

Tech companies have a responsibility to us all - The Ethics Centre

Matt Beard, co-author of a new report from The Ethics Centre, demands more from the technology we use every day. Find out his set of ethical principles.

An Online Trove of Ethics Case Studies

An Online Trove of Ethics Case Studies - Daily Nous

The Media Ethics Initiative at the University of Texas, Austin “exists to promote and publicize research on the ethical choices involved in media use.” One of the ways it has done this is by creating a large, varied and free online collection of ethics case studies. The initiative’s founder and director, Scott R. Stroud, says “I think many of those teaching philosophy and ethics classes could find a use for these interesting case studies.” The case studies in the collection are not limited…

About Autonomy

Ethics Explainer: Autonomy

Autonomy is the idea every person is in control of their own thoughts and actions and can be motivated by ‘internal’ forces like choice and reflection rather than ‘external’ forces. Ethically, autonomy aims to protect individual choice, rights and freedoms against the control of organisations, the state or other people. Basically, it lets us be our own rulers. The importance of autonomy rose to prominence during The Enlightenment, when thinkers like Immanuel Kant started to see it as the…

From Marx to animal rights to effective altruism, the scope of philosopher Peter Singer’s work is vast

Think outside the bubble

From Marx to animal rights to effective altruism, the scope of philosopher Peter Singer’s work is vast

The Senate’s passing of the Orwellian Welfare "Reform" Bill will, in its first year, add to homelessness by cutting off payments to more than 80,000 people.

We have a bad case of misdirected compassion

The Senate’s passing of the Orwellian Welfare "Reform" Bill will, in its first year, add to homelessness by cutting off payments to more than 80,000 people.

Cambridge University student who burned £20 note in front of homeless man says he 'abused his privilege' | The Independent

Cambridge student who burned £20 note in front of homeless man speaks out

Footage of law student burning a note while dressed in a white bow-tie and tails went viral