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I have a new guest post up on the AIMS (Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies) blog. Check it out: Criticism for computer scientists, in which I argue that computer scientists ought to be reading the humanities.

One of the hardest parts about teaching (and learning) ethics is getting comfortable with the idea that definitions are hard. For most of the things you talk about in an applied ethics course, the definitions are up for debate. For example: Is teaching a profession? ...continue reading "The problem with Definitions"


Here is a simple in-class exercise I use to illustrate how Rawls's veil of ignorance can help us evaluate whether or not a set of rules are "fair." ...continue reading "A simple exercise for teaching the veil of ignorance"