January 9, 2023
When Does a Fetus Have Rights?
What sort of rights should a fetus or embryo have? A clear, comprehensive review of the arguments. (more...)
August 3, 2022
Is Abortion Ethical?
The main arguments
Is abortion morally right? We look at the main arguments for and against abortion. (more...)
New: The Accented Philosophy Podcast
First episode: Ethics of vaccination passports
The relevant philosophy podcast with Dr Ezechiel Thibaud and Dr Andreas Matthias. Two philosophers with cute accents and their guests discuss the intricacies of modern life. Brought to you by daily-philosophy.com. Every Tuesday. (more...)
Who Gets the Vaccine First?
Philosopher John Rawls on justice and privilege
How should we go about distributing a scarce vaccine? Philosopher John Rawls formulated two principles of justice that we can use to guide our decisions. (more...)
Can the state force us to get vaccinated?
Vaccination ethics is a surprisingly rich field of philosophical inquiry, and it covers issues from all major moral theories, reaching into world politics, poverty, the role of the state and the morality of taxation and car seat belts. (more...)
What Is a Fair Share of Life?
The Fair Innings Argument in bioethics
The “Fair Innings Argument” assumes that there is such a thing as a fair share of life. But can we compare different lives in this way? (more...)
Abortion: The Unconscious Violinist Argument
Judith Jarvis Thomson: A Defense of Abortion
Is abortion ethical? Philosopher Judith Jarvis Thomson created one of the most well-known thought experiments in modern ethics. In her 1971 paper “A Defense of Abortion,” she presents the thought experiment of the unconscious violinist. (more...)