Ethics is hard

The inaugural issue of De Ethica: A Journal of Philosophical, Theological and Applied Ethics is out. Michael Robinson (FSU): Moral Responsibility and Its Alternatives. Kai Spiekermann (LSE): Small Impacts and Imperceptible Effects: Causing Harm With Others. Mark Kelman and Tamar Admati Kreps (Stanford): Which Losses Do We Impose on Some to Benefit Others? Matthew H. Kramer (Cambridge): Moral Conflicts, the “Ought”-Implies-“Can” Principle, and Moral Demandingness. J. David Velleman (NYU): Morality Here and There: I. Kant Among the Sherpas; and II. Aristotle in Bali. Cinara Nahra (UFRN): The Harm Principle and the Greatest Happiness Principle: The Missing Link. Ezio Di Nucci (Duisburg-Essen): Eight Arguments against Double Effect. Hyemin Han (Stanford): Exploring the Relation between Aristotelian Moral Philosophy, Moral Psychology, and Contemporary Neurosciences. William Ferraiolo (SJDC): Moral Eliminativism: An End to Moralizing. Joshua May (UAB): Moral Judgment and Deontology: Empirical Developments. Moti Mizrahi (St. John’s): Ought, Can, and Presupposition: An Experimental Study. Ting Zhang, Francesca Gino, and Max H. Bazerman (Harvard): Morality Rebooted: Exploring Simple Fixes to Our Moral Bugs. David Benatar (Cape Town): Taking Humour (Ethics) Seriously, But Not Too Seriously. Timothy Chappell (Open): Why Ethics Is Hard. Thomas Mulligan (Tulane): On Harry Frankfurt’s “Equality as a Moral Ideal”. Michael Rosen reviews Acting on Principle: An Essay on Kantian Ethics by Onora O'Neill. John Gray reviews The Quest for a Moral Compass: A Global History of Ethics by Kenan Malik. The self is moral: Nina Strohminger on how we tend to think that our memories determine our identity, but it’s moral character that really makes us who we are. Does being anxious make us more moral? Lisa Miller investigates.