Morality and Distance

by Daniel A. Kaufman ___ There are two conceptions of distance that I am interested in with respect to moral questions: Emotional distance: the distance from sentiments and feelings that results when one adopts a disinterested stance, in response to morally significant situations. Theoretical distance: the distance from the particularities of circumstances, people, and relationships... Continue Reading →

Gratitude Up, Resentment Down

by Daniel Tippens I.  Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave tells an inspired story of Solomon Northup. Originally a free individual living in the North with a wife and children before the Civil War, Solomon is kidnapped and sold into slavery. After being drugged, he wakes up to find himself in a dark dungeon with... Continue Reading →

Two Principles of Justice and the Modern Politician: The Case of Donald Trump

by Miroslav Imbrišević ___ Justice is an important human good. I will review one ancient and one modern principle of justice and discuss their relevance for the political sphere, paying particular attention to the Trump presidency. We have inherited two maxims from Roman law that are commonly known as representing principles of justice: nemo iudex... Continue Reading →

A Sense of Justice

by E. John Winner Behold I see a canyon where many souls will die Behold I see a world that will always wonder why -- Marty Stuart, “Wounded Knee” (1) 1. I am here to consider our responses to what we perceive as just or unjust.  I do not hope to reach a conclusion. I... Continue Reading →

Truth and Justice

by Mark English It seems from a slew of documents that have made their way into the public domain over the last year or so that the FBI and the Department of Justice have become unacceptably politicized, allowing political considerations to affect internal decision-making. No doubt there always has been and always will be a... Continue Reading →

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