"The desire to <strong>cleanse the campus</strong> of dissident voices has become something of a mission," says Robert Boyers<strong>.</strong> Shaming, scapegoating, and periodic ritual exorcisms are a prime feature of academic life

&quot;The desire to cleanse the campus of dissident voices has become something of a mission,&quot; says Robert Boyers. Shaming, scapegoating, and periodic ritual exorcisms are a prime feature of academic
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"The desire to cleanse the campus of dissident voices has become something of a mission," says Robert Boyers. Shaming, scapegoating, and periodic ritual exorcisms are a prime feature of academic life

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The Sound of Philosophy

James Tartaglia asks whether philosophy and music should
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James Tartaglia asks whether philosophy and music should intersect.

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Can The Multiverse Give You An Afterlife?

Rui Vieira says yes it can, of
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Rui Vieira says yes it can, of sorts.

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Children, Intuitive Knowledge & Philosophy

Maria daVenza Tillmanns argues that teaching children to think must involve more than simply teaching them cognitive
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Maria daVenza Tillmanns argues that teaching children to think must involve more than simply teaching them cognitive skills.

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Henrietta’s Story

Vincent Lotz asks who should have the decisive power over someone’s cells after their death: their family, or the medical
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Vincent Lotz asks who should have the decisive power over someone’s cells after their death: their family, or the medical community?

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Doctor-Patient Relationships

Paul Walker ponders the best type of relationship between a doctor and a
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Paul Walker ponders the best type of relationship between a doctor and a patient.

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Opioids, Heart Surgery & Ethics

Embed from Getty Images While pharmaceutical companies and their stockholders have profited greatly from flooding America with opioids, this has come at a terrible cost to others. Showing that the
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Embed from Getty Images While pharmaceutical companies and their stockholders have profited greatly from flooding America with opioids, this has come at a terrible cost to others. Showing that the idea of gateway drugs can prove true, there has proven to be a clear path from legal opioids to illegal opioids (such as heroin). As would be expected, the use of opioids can have a terrible impact on health. One example of this is endocarditis. Endocarditis is, roughly speaking, an abscess on a heart valve. While not limited to drug users, it is not an uncommon consequence of injecting opioids. Since the abuse of opioids is increasing, it is no surprise that the number of drug users suffering from endocarditis has increased significantly.  As would be imagined, the treatment of endocarditis involves a very expensive surgery. As would also be imagined, many of the drug users getting this surgery are on Medicaid, so the taxpayers are footing the bill for this expensive treatment. To make. . .

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Can We Trust Medical Science?

Simon Kolstoe says that all is not well with
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Simon Kolstoe says that all is not well with medicine.

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Virtual Colloquium: Timothy Perrine, “Skeptical Theism and Practical Reasoning”

Today&amp;#8217;s virtual colloquium paper is &amp;#8220;Skeptical Theism and Practical Reasoning&amp;#8221; by Timothy Perrine. Perrine is a graduate student at Indiana University, where he is finishing his
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Today’s virtual colloquium paper is “Skeptical Theism and Practical Reasoning” by Timothy Perrine. Perrine is a graduate student at Indiana University, where he is finishing his dissertation “Epistemic Value and Accurate Representation.” He works primarily in epistemology and philosophy of religion while dabbing in other fields. Some of his work has appeared in journals like [...]

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