A year ago, Jan Dowell and I posted a statement on sexual harassment in philosophy. The statement includes several recommended preventative or ameliorative actions people and departments might take. The post concludes with a request that philosophers sign the statement. We were gratified by the number of signatures we received last year. » …Read more
On Monday we will be re-posting here a statement Jan Dowell and I, with help from others, wrote a year ago on sexual harassment in philosophy. That statement includes several recommended actions people and departments might take to address this problem. It concludes with a request that philosophers sign the statement. » …Read more
What fundamentally exemplifies the property of practical rationality?
- According to atomism, it is fundamentally each particular intention that an agent might have at a time that counts as either rational or irrational for the agent to have at that time.
Love and (the Lack of) Alienation for the Agent-Neutralist
by Preston Werner (Hebrew University)
‘Agent-Neutralism’ in ethics is the view that we have no moral reason to favor our family, friends, co-workers, or fellow nationals over strangers. Relationships, for the agent-neutralist, » …Read more
Dear Virtuous Vegetarian,
I heard you forgot to pack a lunch today. I just bought a chicken sandwich, but something came up, and I will have to skip lunch. If you don’t eat the chicken sandwich, it’ll just go to waste. What is the more virtuous thing to do? » …Read more
Yesterday the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team decided to not play its playoff game in protest over the police shooting of Jacob Blake and the continuing pattern of racialized police violence. This protest quickly grew. First all of the NBA was cancelled yesterday. Then all WNBA games were cancelled, » …Read more
Most, if not all, of our readers have by now heard of the tragic and sudden death of political philosopher Gerald (Jerry) Gaus last week. Jerry was an award-winning teacher and a prolific scholar, whose many publications most recently include his forthcoming The Open Society and Its Complexities (Oxford University Press’s Philosophy, » …Read more