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JMP Discussion at PEA Soup: Kerah Gordon-Solmon’s “Self-Defence Against Multiple Threats” with a critical précis by Renee Jorgensen Bolinger

Welcome to the third Journal of Moral Philosophy discussion here at PEA Soup will take place on July 21-23. This is sure to be another insightful and productive discussion, this time on Kerah Gordon-Solmon “Self-Defence Against Multiple Threats.” This paper is currently available in the “Advance Articles” section online at the Journal of Moral Philosophy. They have kindly provided free access to the paper, which can be viewed or downloaded here. Renee Jorgensen Bolinger wrote a critical précis and commentary which is posted below. Please join the fun!

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How “ought” exceeds but implies “can”

Over the past few years, an interesting development in experimental philosophy has been work on the “ought implies can” principle (OIC) in commonsense morality. Several research teams have investigated whether patterns in commonsense moral judgment are consistent with a commitment to OIC, understood as a conceptual entailment from having a moral responsibility to being able to fulfill it. Across a variety of contexts and testing procedures, the principal finding has been very consistent: people are definitely willing to attribute moral responsibilities to agents unable to fulfill them. Based on these findings, I and others have concluded that there is no conceptual entailment from “ought” to “can.” But there is a lingering question. If there is no conceptual entailment, then what is the source of the intuitive link, which many theorists seem to sense, between “ought” and “can”? A new paper might provide at least part of the answer.

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Upcoming Ethics Discussion, July 24-26: Robert Cowan’s “Rossian Conceptual Intuitionism,” with a critical précis by Philip Stratton-Lake

We’re excited to announce our next Ethics discussion, which will be about Robert Cowan‘s “Rossian Conceptual Intuitionism.” The paper is available through open access herePhilip Stratton-Lake has kindly agreed to contribute a critical précis. Join us July 24-26!

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Submit to the First Annual PEA Soup Awards!

The deadline for the First Annual PEA Soup Awards has been extended until July 31. To nominate your favorite ethics writing on PEA Soup and around the web for $4,000 in cash prizes, visit our awards page here!

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5th Workshop for Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy

Fifth Workshop for Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy, Tucson AZ

Each session will be 1 hour and forty-five minutes. The speaker will have 30 minutes to summarize his or her paper. A commentator will have 10 minutes, and there will be 65 minutes for discussion. Program below the fold.

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Mad Meta Program…

…has been posted here. Speakers include Eric Sampson, Connie Rosati, Michael Milona and Mark Schroeder, Michael Titelbaum, Marilie Coetsee, Jussi Suikkanen, David Enoch, Guy Fletcher, Chris Howard (Marc Sanders Prize winer), Abby Jaques, David Killoren, and Zoe Johnson King. September 15-17, 2017.

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NDPR Discussion Forum on Julie Rose’s “Free Time”

Welcome to our discussion thread on Julie Rose’s Free Time, recently reviewed by Eric Rakowski for NDPR. We have invited Julie and Eric to provide any comments they’d like on either the book or the review, and we hope other readers of PEA Soup will chime in with their thoughts on either the book or the review as well.

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