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Prejudiced Belief: Epistemic and Moral Perspectives

Posted on 20 September 2021 by Endre Begby

Prejudice seems like a paradigmatic case of bad belief. But in what sense bad? Suppose we could agree that prejudiced beliefs tend to be false. That would be one way for them to bad: beliefs, we might think, should aim at the truth; false beliefs fall short in that important respect.
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On Anonymity

Posted on 6 September 2021 by Josh Habgood-Coote

After the England men’s football team lost to Italy on penalties on the 11th of July, the three England players who missed penalties—Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka, and Jadon Sancho—were targeted with racist abuse on their social media accounts.
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COVID-19 exceptionalism

Posted on 23 August 2021 by Lisa Bortolotti

By Lisa Bortolotti and Kathleen Murphy-Hollies Exceptionalism Exceptionalism is the idea that a country is superior to other countries and in virtue of this superiority it is not subject to the same constraints. Some political leaders assumed that their countries were invulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, leading to a slow response, delegitimization
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Egotism in Higher Education

Posted on 9 August 2021 by Tracy Llanera

By Tracy Llanera and Nicholas Smith Crisis or no crisis, vice-chancellors in Australia remain exorbitantly well-paid. While most of them committed to pay cuts in 2020 in response to the pandemic, the Times Higher Education points out that many university leaders are back to their seven-figure earnings this coming academic year. This is difficult news
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