Welcome to the first of what will hopefully be many productive discussions of articles in the Journal of Social Ontology at PEA Soup. The target article is Manuel Garcia-Carpintero’s “Conventions and Constitutive Norms”, available open access, with a brief consideration of the main points of Garcia-Carpintero’s article by Brian Ball (New College of the Humanities,  » …Read more

In a famous passage in What We Owe to Each Other, T.M. Scanlon introduced a case where we have to choose between saving one person from a terrible harm and saving an enormous number of people from much smaller harms. This quickly inspired an enormous literature on whether the right approach to such moral questions is aggregative or non-aggregative.  » …Read more