Adeno Addis (Tulane): The Role of Human Dignity in a World of Plural Values and Ethical Commitments. Thom Brooks (Durham): Equality, Fairness and Responsibility in an Unequal World. Alexander W. Cappelen and Bertil Tungodden (NHH) and Ulrik H. Nielsen, Jean-Robert Tyran, Erik Wengstrom (Copenhagen): Fairness is Intuitive. Rob van Someren Greve (Amsterdam): “Ought”, “Can”, and Fairness. S. Mathhew Liao (NYU): Human Rights as Fundamental Conditions for a Good Life. Carina Fourie (Zurich): To Praise and to Scorn: The Problem of Inequalities of Esteem for Social Egalitarianism. Kehinde Bamikole (West Indies): Poverty and Moral Obligation. Marisa Iglesias Vila (Pompeu Fabra): Poverty and Humanity: Individual Duties and the Moral Point of View. Oded Stark (Bonn), Marcin Jakubek (Klagenfurt), and Fryderyk Falniowski (Cracow): Reconciling the Rawlsian and the Utilitarian Approaches to the Maximization of Social Welfare. Carina Fourie and Ivo Wallimann-Helmer (Zurich) and Fabian Schuppert (QUB): The Nature and Distinctiveness of Social Equality: An Introduction. Rutger Claassen (Utrecht): Public Goods, Mutual Benefits, and Majority Rule. Wojciech Sadurski (Sydney): Defending Public Reason. Ben Cross (Sydney): Public Reason and the Exclusion of Oppressed Groups. Thomas Alured Faunce (ANU): Bioethics and Human Rights. From Philosophy and Public Issues, a symposium on Moral and Political Philosophy for a Broken World. What if ethics finds its cause in physical, molecular processes? Hendrik Gommer on the biological foundations of global ethics and law. The first chapter from Equal Recognition: The Moral Foundations of Minority Rights by Alan Patten.


A new issue of Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture is out. Lucas Osborn (Campbell): Intellectual Property's Digital Future. Chris King (Auckland): Sex, Genes, Politics and Company Law: Can Capitalist Democracy Coexist with Human Survival? Ben Casselman on how the conventional wisdom on oil is always wrong. What industries will produce the first trillionaires? Dystopian fiction's popularity is a warning sign for the future. Mathematicians have now made the first major advance in 76 years in understanding how far apart primes can be. Sarah Kliff on how Vermont's single-payer health care dream fell apart. Natasha Vargas-Cooper on the acquisitive self, minus the self: Thanks to the exhibition-friendly canons of social media, the scions of excess are back and flaunting it, baby. Black poverty is state violence, too: Sarah Jaffe on why struggles for criminal justice and living wage are uniting. The recent high-profile deaths of black people at the hands of police officers have exposed sharp differences about race relations in unexpected and often uncomfortable ways. Blue lives matter: Talking about “police reform” obscures the task — today's policies are, at the very least, the product of democratic will. Eric Boehlert on Fox News' double standard for Right-wing cop killers. A lot of smart people think North Korea didn't hack Sony. US corporations claim billions in assets in Cuba and now they'll want it back. Ruby Cramer on the draft campaign Elizabeth Warren didn’t ask for but hasn’t killed. The magazine world’s oldest, richest and biggest audiences: Michael Rondon on what the data says about the readers of nearly 200 magazines.


Anthony Victor Alfieri (Miami): Objecting to Race. David Alexander Craig (Oregon): From Philosophy of Race to Antiracist Politics: On Rorty's Approach to Race and Racism. Andrea Tesei (Queen Mary): Trust, Racial Fragmentation and Income Inequality: New Evidence from the US. Jennifer Hochschild (Harvard) and Vesla Weaver (Yale): Is the Significance of Race Declining in the Political Arena? Yes, and No. Sawyer III C. Don (Quinnipiac) and Robert T. Palmer (SUNY-Binghamton): A Different Kind of Black, but the Same Issues: Black Males and Counterstories at a Predominantly White Institution. Adam Croom (Penn): Spanish Slurs and Stereotypes for Mexican-Americans in the USA: A Context-sensitive Account of Derogation and Appropriation. Dianne Dentice (Stephen Austin): Valley Girl Interrupted: Meth, Race, and the Ku Klux Klan. From Boston Review, what is political correctness? Simon Waxman wonders. Lost in Rawlsland: George Yancy interviews Charles Mills, author of The Racial Contract. From n+1, beyond what: Look around you, the exhibit seems to say, and you’ll find an Indian-American. Is it racist to ask people where they're from? Uri Friedman on the importance of context. William Black on how watermelons became a racist trope. Jenee Desmond-Harris on 11 ways race isn’t real. Modern racism can be so hilarious: Elaine Teng interviews Tanzina Vega. Domino Renee Perez on how characters in children’s books are almost always white, and it’s a big problem. Gwynn Guilford on how America is much more interracial than it thinks. Reihan Salam on what white privilege really means: It’s not about what whites get — it’s about what blacks don’t. Across America, whites are biased and they don’t even know it.

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