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Ethics Discussions at PEA Soup: Cécile Fabre’s “War Exit,” with Critical Précis by Helen Frowe

We’re very pleased to kick off our discussion of Cécile Fabre’s Ethics paper, “War Exit.” Helen Frowe has written a critical précis, which you can find below the fold. We’re looking forward to a great discussion.

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Upcoming Ethics/PEA Soup Discussion: Cécile Fabre’s “War Exit”

We’re very pleased to announce that, tomorrow, Thursday May 7, we’ll be kicking off our next discussion of a paper published in EthicsCécile Fabre’s piece, “War Exit.” Helen Frowe has written a critical précis to open the discussion. So stay tuned!

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Celebrating 125 years of Ethics at PEA Soup — with R. Lanier Anderson on Marjorie Grene

We are very happy to kick off another PEA Soup celebration of the Ethics 125th anniversary retrospective series, with this special feature of R. Lanier Anderson's essay on Marjorie Grene's "Authenticity: an Existential Virtue." And, as an additional bonus, Professor Anderson has kindly offered us some background about Grene's life and work (below the fold). Enjoy! And hope to hear our readers' reactions in the comments. 

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Announcement: PIKSI Deadline Approaching

Thanks to a major grant ($600,000) awarded to the APA by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute (PIKSI) program is expanding to Boston — among other undergraduate diversity initiatives that this grant will make possible over a three year period. 

PIKSI-Boston will take place August 2-8 2015 at MIT, Cambridge, MA; PIKSI-Rock will be held June 13-22 2015 at Penn State University, State College, PA. Applicants may apply to either program, or both. The deadline for applications is this Friday March 13, so please encourage undergraduates/recent graduates who might benefit from these terrific programs to apply (more details are below the fold). 

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Ethics Discussion at PEA Soup: Elizabeth Barnes’ “Valuing Disability, Causing Disability,” with Critical Précis by Tom Dougherty

We’ll now be commencing our discussion of Elizabeth Barnes’ recent Ethics article, “Valuing Disability, Causing Disability,” with a critical précis by Tom Dougherty. Tom’s précis is below the fold. Thanks to all of the participants, and we’re very much looking forward to a fun and productive conversation.

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Upcoming Ethics Discussion

I’m very pleased to announce that we’ll shortly be hosting a discussion of Elizabeth Barnes’ recent Ethics article, “Valuing Disability, Causing Disability,” with a critical précis by Tom Dougherty. We look forward to a great discussion, starting around noon EST tomorrow.

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Celebrating 125 years of Ethics at PEA Soup — with Amy R. Baehr on Zona Vallance

We are very happy to kick off a PEA Soup celebratation of the Ethics 125th anniversary retrospective series with this special feature of Amy R. Baehr’s terrific essay on Zona Vallance’s fascinating “Women as Moral Beings.” Baehr concludes her essay by pointing out that “one lesson we may take from Vallance’s paper is that political philosophy will not present a vision of a just social world for us unless it situates the fact of dependency properly in our thinking.” A powerful and still (sadly) timely lesson, I’d suggest.

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