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Kant, suicide, and the unalienable right to life

Recently, after taking an introductory course in Kantian ethics — I am now familiar with the concepts of free will, duty-conception, the categorical imperative —, I was writing an essay on his ...
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Criticism to the premise of arbitrariness of moral desert in Rawls

I am aware of several criticisms to Rawls's redistributive mechanics in A Theory of Justice. I am wondering whether there are also criticisms on the premise of arbitrariness of moral desert. I have ...
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Is there any professional treatment of Chappelle's remarks on abortion and abandonment?

In his Sticks & Stones Netflix special, Dave Chappelle has an interest argument regarding abortion and child abandonment. You can find a link to he bit and a transcription below. Chappelle argues ...
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Which most modern populous countries exhibit rabble or pure oligarchy according to Aristotle?

It is therefore the greatest happiness which the citizens can enjoy to possess a moderate and convenient fortune; for when some possess too much, and others nothing at [1296a] all, the government must ...
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Arguments for Denying Prisoners the Right to Vote

I am writing an article on Massachusetts Proposition 3, which will give prisoners the right to vote. This is hard news, not a persuasive essay. The goal is to present the facts and competing arguments ...
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Why aren't always defeated rights, legal rights?

Source: Benatar, David. Better Never to Have Been (2008 1 edn). pp. 104-105.   It is widely thought that these considerations are sufficient to justify a legal right to have children. However, ...