The inaugural issue of De Ethica: A Journal of Philosophical, Theological and Applied Ethics is out. Michael Robinson (FSU): Moral Responsibility and Its Alternatives. Kai Spiekermann (LSE): Small Impacts and Imperceptible Effects: Causing Harm With Others. Mark Kelman and Tamar Admati Kreps (Stanford): Which Losses Do We Impose on Some to Benefit Others? Matthew H. Kramer (Cambridge): Moral Conflicts, the “Ought”-Implies-“Can” Principle, and Moral Demandingness. J. David Velleman (NYU): Morality Here and There: I. Kant Among the Sherpas; and II. Aristotle in Bali. Cinara Nahra (UFRN): The Harm Principle and the Greatest Happiness Principle: The Missing Link. Ezio Di Nucci (Duisburg-Essen): Eight Arguments against Double Effect. Hyemin Han (Stanford): Exploring the Relation between Aristotelian Moral Philosophy, Moral Psychology, and Contemporary Neurosciences. William Ferraiolo (SJDC): Moral Eliminativism: An End to Moralizing. Joshua May (UAB): Moral Judgment and Deontology: Empirical Developments. Moti Mizrahi (St. John’s): Ought, Can, and Presupposition: An Experimental Study. Ting Zhang, Francesca Gino, and Max H. Bazerman (Harvard): Morality Rebooted: Exploring Simple Fixes to Our Moral Bugs. David Benatar (Cape Town): Taking Humour (Ethics) Seriously, But Not Too Seriously. Timothy Chappell (Open): Why Ethics Is Hard. Thomas Mulligan (Tulane): On Harry Frankfurt’s “Equality as a Moral Ideal”. Michael Rosen reviews Acting on Principle: An Essay on Kantian Ethics by Onora O'Neill. John Gray reviews The Quest for a Moral Compass: A Global History of Ethics by Kenan Malik. The self is moral: Nina Strohminger on how we tend to think that our memories determine our identity, but it’s moral character that really makes us who we are. Does being anxious make us more moral? Lisa Miller investigates.


A new issue of Continent is out. David A. Koplow (Georgetown): A Nuclear Kellogg-Briand Pact: Proposing a Treaty for the Renunciation of Nuclear War as an Instrument of National Policy. John Denvir (USF): Seeing the Big Picture: Why Law Fails in The Wire. Hallvard Lillehammer (Birkbeck): Minding Your Own Business? Understanding Indifference as a Virtue. Donald B. Tobin (Maryland): The Internal Revenue Service and a Crisis of Confidence: A New Regulatory Approach for a New Era. Peter DeAngelis (Villanova): Racial Profiling and the Presumption of Innocence. Nadelle Grossman (Marquette): What is the NBA? The Mother Jones Guide to Evil NBA Owners: Racist emails, family feuds, big-time campaign cash — there's plenty of post-Sterling scandal to go around. Timothy B. Lee on the population of the internet, in one map. The honourable franchise: Michael Warby on why the warrior on horseback is at the heart of medieval society. Zeynep Tufekci on how TED (Really) works: How one hairdresser behind the scenes, and Emile Durkheim, says more about TED than all the viral videos. Researchers finally figured out why your doctor's waiting room only has crappy old magazines. White people are more likely to deal drugs, but black people are more likely to get arrested for it. Jed S. Rakoff on why innocent people plead guilty. The year of the dictator: Eric Posner on how democracy is stagnating around the world. Why is camping a white thing? Brandon Harris on a few wild theories. Working the dark side: David Bromwich writes about torture.


Stipe Grgas (Zagreb): American Studies as a Contemporary Disciplinary Practice. On Hamilton and Jefferson: Rob Farley and Erik Loomis debate history, politics, and the legacy of the Founders. Seeing America in the spirit of Tocqueville: Chris Barker and Tao Wang interview Harvey Mansfield on Democracy in America. The Self-Made Man: John Swansburg on the story of America’s most pliable, pernicious, irrepressible myth. Julie Beck on the grisly, all-American appeal of serial killers: In trying to make sense of the darkest extremes of human behavior, the public turns murderers into myths and monsters. In Griswold We Trust: David B. Parker on “so help me God” as a case study of American myth-making. Now we know how Americans really feel about their neighbors, the media, and corporations — in seven maps. A.O. Scott on the death of adulthood in American culture. Roger Berkowitz on American exceptionalism: What are we fighting for? The way we were: Just 20 years ago the United States was a beloved superpower with a solid economy and faced virtually no hostile threats — but that’s all gone to hell. Ari Ratner on the era of our discontent: Feeling disillusioned by almost everything? You’re not alone; that angst actually has a name — Weltschmerz, or “world pain” in German — and its history can tell us a lot about our current cultural moment of dissonance and the future of America. Everything is awesome — well, not everything, but America’s looking much better than you think. American Manifesto: We as Americans have the responsibility to live up to our claims of being the greatest country on earth; if we don't step up to the plate, then that's not a claim we have the right to make. 30 years of Americana, through Jean-Pierre Laffont’s lens.

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