My Kidney for Your Approval

Which virtues? Whose signals?

What is a good action, and who is a good person? More relevant to the real lives of human beings: Who gets to be treated as good while acting badly, and who ends up being treated badly no matter what they do?

These are the questions raised by a small interpersonal drama which blossomed into a legal dispute and now a New York Times Magazine article that h…

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Graduate student in philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. Writing fellow at Heterodox Academy. Work has appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Arc Digital, and elsewhere.