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About The Prindle Post

The Prindle Post is a digital publication of public philosophy dedicated to examining the significant ethical issues raised by current events and present in our culture. It is hosted, staffed, and maintained by The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University.

Who We Are

Our goal is to explore all the moral matter that gets left unsaid. While a great deal of attention is paid to improving the ability to distinguish genuine information from fake news, we believe that more intention should be directed at developing our ability to decipher the signs and signals being deployed. At the very bottom of our political, cultural, and societal disagreements lies a fundamental question about how to prioritize competing moral values. Improving our social literacy, then, requires a sustained investigation into the foundation of these intuitions and convictions, and this is labor that cannot be accomplished simply through continued exposure to the news. Instead, it demands that we develop the ethical tools that might guide us to the moral heart of the matter and reveal effective strategies for making sense of it all.

Looking to Contribute?

We solicit applications for year-round staff writing positions (News Analysts) each winter. We also accept submissions from scholars addressing ethical issues in a popular context.

If you’re interested in submitting a piece or a pitch for consideration, please contact Tucker Sechrest. In your email please provide a few lines of introduction with relevant writing and academic experience, and include a brief description of your proposed original work. We suggest perusing The Prindle Post before writing to get an idea of the website’s voice and style. Pieces typically run between 900-1200 words, and are intended for a general, non-academic audience. (Rachel Robison-Greene’s “State of Surveillance: Should Your Car Be Able to Call the Cops?” and Megan Fritts’s “Law Enforcement, Role-Based Duties, and Bodily Autonomy” serve as good examples of the kinds of topics, exposition, and analysis we’re looking for.)

For other inquiries concerning The Prindle Post, please contact Tucker Sechrest.