This is a video of a very interesting lecture by Jesse Prinz about some of the connections between emotions and their effects on moral judgment. This is very current philosophy from a very good contemporary philosopher. He even discusses emotional responses to various Trolley Problems.
Jesse J. Prinz is a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Committee for Interdisciplinary Science Studies at the City University of New York, Graduate Center.
Here is a very illuminating discussion of racial identity by various philosophers at Daily Nous:
I found this great website about evolution at UC Berkeley. It includes an entire introductory course in evolutionary theory.
This page contains some very interesting new discoveries and theories in evolutionary biology.
I purchased this book a few months ago on a whim at Costco. It is about 600 pages of dense prose about the distribution of wealth and income across the last few centuries globally and in individual countries. The central issue examined is the history of inequality in the distribution of wealth and income. This is a very important topic for political philosophy. I made it to p. 70 so far. I slog through twenty or so pages a day. They don’t call economics the dismal science for nothing.
On a related note, a recent column by Robert J. Samuelson in The Washington Post about the minimum wage is worth reading. Apparently, past increases to the minimum wage did not cause more unemployment.
Click this link and read the comments to see what strange idea contemporary philosophers have.
Here is the Daily Nous mainpage: http://dailynous.com/
This link is to an index of all the posts at Philosophical Disquisitions that deal with the ethics of human enhancement. There are quite a few posts covering a variety of arguments against human enhancement.
John Danaher has a post at Philosophical Disquisitions about the ethics of sex with robots. Here are links to the post and to a podcast he did at Robot Overlordz.
This short article in Philosophy Now summarizes the current debate about free will and determinism.