Just a reminder that abstracts for the upcoming New Orleans Workshop in Agency and Responsibility (NOWAR 5) are due no later than NOON, March 15, 2019. They should be no more than 3 double-spaced pages (ordinary font and margins, etc.), be saved as a PDF file, and be prepared for […]
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.
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 […]
We are very pleased to announce the 2018 PEA Soup Awards, for excellent contributions to the blog. Due to very generous funding by the Prindle Institute for Ethics, we are able to give out $4500 in awards this year. These are the categories that will be awarded next year as […]
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! […]
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. […]
An excellent new resource, both for students and teachers! 1000-Word Philosophy introduces people to the key ideas of a topic in, well, 1000 words or less. Here’s a very nice example, by Taylor Cyr, on Manipulation and Moral Responsibility.