Toby Handfield (Monash): Genealogical Explanations of Chance and Morals. Martin J. O'Malley (Jena): Value Ethics: A Meta-Ethical Framework for Emerging Sciences in Pluralistic Contexts. Kate Manne (Cornell): On Being Social in Metaethics. Kelly McCormick (Washington and Jefferson): Anchoring a Revisionist Account of Moral Responsibility. David S. Oderberg (Reading): The Morality of Reputation and the Judgment of Others. Kevin Patrick Tobia (Oxford) and Gretchen B. Chapman and Stephen Stich (Rutgers): The Effects of Cleanliness and Disgust on Moral Judgment; and Cleanliness is Next to Morality, Even for Philosophers. Kevin Kimble (CCU): Moral Dilemmas that Matter. Ezio Di Nucci (Duisburg-Essen): Trolleys and Double Effect in Experimental Ethics. The first chapter from Would You Kill the Fat Man? The Trolley Problem and What Your Answer Tells Us about Right and Wrong by David Edmonds (and more and more). From the latest issue of Revue d’etudes benthamiennes, a symposium on David Phillips's Sidgwickian Ethics. Teemu Toppinen reviews Meaning and Normativity by Allan Gibbard. Is morality ethical? Wayne Schroeder wonders. The introduction to How We Hope: A Moral Psychology by Adrienne M. Martin. This column will change your life: why are ethicists so unethical? Giving 101: Christine Gross-Loh on Peter Singer’s Princeton practical ethics course that teaches students to be less selfish. Robert W. Wallace reviews The Limits of Altruism in Democratic Athens by Matthew R. Christ.
Aaron Winter (Abertay): Anti-Abortion Extremism and Violence in the United States. From the inaugural issue of the Indonesian Journal of International and Comparative Law, Robert W. McGee (Fayetteville State) and Wendy Gelman and Thomas J. Tarangelo (FIU): How Serious is Tax Evasion? An Empirical Legal Answer. From Analise Social, a special issue on the work of Michael Mann. From NYRB, Jeffrey D. Sachs on our dangerous budget and what to do about it. Kristallnuts: Rightbloggers accuse liberals of conspiracies against the rich and Right-wing. McKenzie Wark on A Tale of Zero Cities: “The Bay Area has the problems a lot of other cities wish they could have”. The United Nations' highest court drew a new maritime boundary between Peru and Chile, awarding Peru parts of the Pacific Ocean but keeping rich coastal fishing grounds in Chilean hands. Giedrius Subacius on the death of a language: It is often said that every two weeks a language dies — but the statement belies a complex reality, in which languages are transformed, replaced or simply vanish along with their users. James Delbourgo on the Triumph of the Strange: What, then, is the power of curiosity, both past and present? Beautiful daughters and rich tournaments: Karoline Doring on the pleasures of the East in correspondences between Ottoman sultans and Christian princes in the 14th and 15th century.
Paolo Bellini (Insubria): Evil, Surveillance and Dystopia. Bryce Clayton Newell and Joseph T. Tennis (Washington): Me, My Metadata, and the NSA: Privacy and Government Metadata Surveillance Programs. John Mueller (OSU) and Mark G. Stewart (Newcastle): Secret without Reason and Costly without Accomplishment: Questioning the National Security Agency’s Metadata Program. Michael J. Glennon (Tufts): National Security and Double Government. David Pozen (Columbia): The Leaky Leviathan: Why the Government Condemns and Condones Unlawful Disclosures of Information (and two responses). Geoff Lightfoot and Tomasz Piotr Wisniewski (Leicester): Information Asymmetry and Power in a Surveillance Society. Surveillance without borders: Anne Peters on the unlawfulness of the NSA Panopticon (and part 2). David P. Hadley on America's "Big Brother": A century of U.S. domestic surveillance. From World Affairs Journal, Michelle Van Cleave writes in defense of the NSA; and Michael V. Hayden on how Edward Snowden’s leaks have fixated the media and the public on privacy and espionage, but the larger and more complex debate on protecting American security in the 21st century has been wanting. It remains far from clear that collecting metadata is a better means of protecting national security than searches based on individual suspicion. From Current Intelligence, sovereign data in international relations: Tim Stevens reminds us that the basics of international relations have been in flux for some time; and Josef Ansorge discusses the sovereign's appetite for data and the tools used to "identify and sort" human populations. Steven Levy spent two hourstalking with the NSA’s bigwigs — here’s what has them mad. On children’s website, N.S.A. puts a furry, smiley face on its mission. Reiner Stach on how Kafka’s The Trial prefigured the nightmare of the modern surveillance state.