Dear Aristotle, Working out and staying healthy are huge parts of my life, and I really want to get back into the gym. I don’t want to get other people sick, but I want to get back into a workout routine because my mental health is negatively impacted. Is it okay for me to goContinue reading “Working Out During a Pandemic?”
Dear Aristotle, What are the ethics of dating in a pandemic? If I want to date someone, should I do it, or should I wait until things get better? Sincerely,Devin Dear Devin, Presumably, at the heart of your questions is what ethical factors related to dated are different in pandemics compared to dating in ordinaryContinue reading “Pandemic Dating?”
Dear Aristotle, Is self-plagiarism ethical? Would I be doing something wrong if I did self-plagiarize?Thanks, Harrison Hello, Harrison. Let us start (as much of philosophy starts) with defining our terms. You didn’t say exactly what you meant by ‘self-plagiarism,’ and the concept is an ethically complicated one. ‘Plagiarizing’ simpliciter, is something along the lines of, ‘passing offContinue reading “Self-Plagiarism?”
How do you define “applied philosophy”? To be honest, I have no special penchant for any definition of applied philosophy. That said, I once published an article in the Journal of Applied Philosophy and I normally find myself entwined with research projects that many would characterize as ‘applied philosophy.’ So, I better give you something. WhenContinue reading “Tyler DesRoches”
As of today, there are a total of 3 COVID-19 vaccines in the US that have been shown to be at least 90% effective at preventing serious illness from COVID-19 infection. Some public health experts estimate that vaccines may become available to those in the priority group before the end of the year.  WhileContinue reading “Are Vaccines Obligatory?”
Are smartphones bad? For this debate, Logan brings in Angela Barnes and Ashwin Ravi. Angela is pursuing her PhD in philosophy at ASU. At ASU, too, Ashwin is pursuing his undergraduate work in philosophy and economics.
No matter who you are, you’ve probably been bombarded with political messages over the last few months. With a presidential election on the horizon, voting is a topic that is discussed almost constantly on social media, in the news, and in everyday conversations. One important question that philosophers have debated is whether or not AmericansContinue reading “Is Voting Obligatory?”
J. Benjamin Hurlbut is trained in the history of modern biomedical and life sciences. His research lies at the intersection of science and technology studies, bioethics and political theory. He studies the changing relationships between science, politics and law in the governance of biomedical research and innovation in the 20th and 21st centuries. Focusing on controversy around morallyContinue reading “Ben Hurlbut”