Featured Philosopher: Ellie Mason

Excited to be able to introduce our next fantastic featured philosopher. Take it away Ellie Mason!

Thanks so much for inviting me to do this! I’d like to talk about the central idea of my book (Ways to be Blameworthy: Rightness, Wrongness, and Responsibility, forthcoming with OUP at the end of this month). The idea is that ordinary praiseworthiness and blameworthiness go along with subjectively right and wrong action. I’ll say what I mean by that, but first, a little background.

Ethical intuitions concern types of case, not particular cases

Undoubtedly, philosophers do make moral judgments about particular cases. For example, they make judgments about actual historical cases – as G.E.M. Anscombe famously judged that it was wrong of President Truman to order the dropping of two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. However, the ethical intuitions that […] Read More

JMP Discussion of Spencer Case’s “From Epistemic to Moral Realism”

Welcome to what should be a fun and insightful discussion of Spencer Case‘s “From Epistemic to Moral Realism” (generously made free access by Brill Online and the Journal of Moral Philosophy for this month). David Enoch has kindly contributed a critical précis, which appears immediately below. Please join the discussion! […] Read More

Featured Philosopher: Heidi Maibom

I’m very pleased to be able to introduce our next featured philosopher: Heidi Maibom. Take it away Heidi! Years ago, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong invited me to participate in a symposium on psychopaths and responsibility. That was the first time I started thinking professionally about this issue. I was excited, yet intimidated. […] Read More