UPDATED 2/26: We are excited to announce the first Journal of Moral Philosophy discussion of 2018 here at PEA Soup, which will take place on Friday March 2nd. This time, the sure to be insightful and productive discussion will be on Kathryn Norlock‘s “Can’t Complain” with a critical précis by Mariana Alessandri. Come join the fun on the 2nd! [The article is now open access thru the weekend!]
We’ve got a few openings for liaison positions with various journals. One, for example, is the Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy. Others will be political-philosophy-oriented. Liaisons put together discussion forums on an article in an issue of the journal, no more than twice/year. If you’re interested, please contact one or both of the Daves, Shoemaker or Sobel, and say what topics you’re interested in.
Here. It’s a true mess, with lots of flights into the city cancelled, and now many members at one main hotel downtown unable to get across the river to the convention center to attend and participate in today’s sessions.
Number 5: Chrisoula Andreou’s “Decisive Reasons and Rational Supererogation”
Number 4: David Sobel’s “(Additional) Reasons to Rule Out Initiating Sexual Relationships with Those You Have Power Over”
Number 3: NDPR Forum: Jason Brennan’s Against Democracy
Number 2: By far our most-read original discussion post of the year was Vida Yao’s and Sam Reis-Dennis’s Featured Philosophers’ “‘I Love Women’: The Conceptual Inadequacy of ‘Implicit Bias’.”
Number 1: No surprise, in this year that started out so tragically for moral philosophy, our most-read post of 2017 was our notice of “The Death of Derek Parfit.”
Thanks so much to all of our contributors and readers for a great year discussing Philosophy, Ethics, and Academia (the PEA in PEA Soup). It will be our pleasure to serve more Soup for you in 2018 and beyond. Have a Happy New Year!
Continuing on with our look back at the most-viewed discussions this past year:
- In March, Molly Gardner’s JMP paper “On the Strength of the Reason Against Harming” generated a lot of excellent comments.
- In April we had a lively discussion of Paulina Sliwa’s Ethics paper, “Moral Understanding as Knowing Right from Wrong”
- Also in April was a discussion of Theron Pummer’s P&PA paper, “Whether and Where to Give”
- In October, we hosted a discussion of David Enoch’s Ethics paper, “Hypothetical Consent and the Value of Autonomy”
Our top five posts of the year next!
What a year! Our first full year on the new site and under the guidance and financial support of the Prindle Institute seemed to have brought many new readers to the scene, as well as many new features and lots of excellent philosophy. Over the next few days, we’ll revisit our top-viewed posts of the year. And teaser: We’ll end the week by opening up a new forum on Kit Wellman’s new book, Rights Forfeiture and Punishment, which will feature familiar discussants from around the world. All are, as always, welcome to join in on the discussion.
We’ll re-introduce the top posts in three groups of five throughout the coming week. Our first group involved featured philosophers, NDPR forums, and journal discussions.
- The Journal of Moral Philosophy discussion of Jeff Sebo’s “Agency and Moral Status”
- Ingmar Persson’s searching discussion of The Point of Moral Philosophy
- Derek Baker (Featured Philosopher) on Why Bad People Will Find it Hard to be Patriotic
- Tosi and Warmke on their “Moral Grandstanding” paper
- Owen Flanagan’s NDPR Forum on his Geography of Morals
See link for information and instructions for applying here.